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Bigger ships find a berth in Perth

[ March 21, 2019   //   ]

Two of the largest vessels to visit Perth Port in recent years docked within 24 hours of each other in mid-March to offload a total of 2,600 tonnes of fishmeal. The 1,500 tonne Fri Sky arrived from Norway and her sister ship, the Fri Sun berthed just over 24 hours later from Bremen.

The port has seen a dramatic increase in traffic since west coast ferry operator CalMac took on the management of the facility through its Calport subsidiary on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council.

CalMac’s head of ports and harbours, Cameron MacPhail said: ”This is an example of the scale of traffic that could become the norm for Perth in the future. It has the capacity to take on much more and handle increased traffic than it has been recently, and we will continue to develop business to make the Port a real asset for the town’s economy.”