MSPs lends support to Forth Green Freeport bid

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have backed the Forth Green Freeport bid saying it has the potential to generate up to 50,000 new green jobs and act as a catalyst for new clean technologies and renewable energy manufacturing The bid proposal which was submitted in June 2022 to the Scottish and UK Governments, after they agreed to set up a freeports deal for Scotland similar to that already in operation ... [+]

Forth Ports boosts training team

Forth Ports has promoted Simon Harper to group learning and development (L&D) manager and Natalie Dalgleish to L&D manager leading the team in Scotland. Simon Harper will take on responsibility for the L&D teams across the Group which operates eight ports in Scotland and The Port of Tilbury on the Thames ... [+]

MSP meets Forth Ports apprentices

Falkirk East member of the Scottish Parliament, Michelle Thomson, visited Forth Ports’ Skills and Business Centre at Grangemouth to meet apprentices and to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week (7-11 March). Forth Ports delivers its Scottish apprenticeship programmes through its Skills and Business Centre in the port of Grangemouth, blending academic learning with ... [+]

Brisk business at Thames Freeport

Thames Freeport is experiencing heavy demand from businesses wanting to relocate to its investment zone on the 12 month anniversary of the Government’s announcement that it would be one of the first eight freeports nationwide. It says that there has been interest from a diverse range of sectors DP World UK ... [+]

New roles for Forth Ports trio

Forth Ports has announced three new leadership roles as part of a to reflect the increasing importance of the offshore renewables sector and the general supply chain. David Webster has been appointed as director of energy, responsible for integrating Forth Ports’ energy team in Scotland and building on its strong market ... [+]

Forth is key to Scottish climate ambitions

Energy consulting firm, Wood Mackenzie has published a research paper recommending that the Firth of Forth become a Net Zero hub for Scotland. It says that the development of net zero hubs around the UK has proved a key plank of the country’s strategy towards achieving net zero by 2050. Scotland, ... [+]

Forth Ports appoints two

Forth Ports has appointed Michelle Primrose as group human resources (HR) manager and Matt McCreath as group financial controller. Michelle Primrose has held roles with businesses including BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, AECOM and Sainsbury’s. She will be based in the Port of Grangemouth with responsibility for HR across the Group’s eight ... [+]

Giant on the Forth

Onlookers on the Forth Estuary were treated to a spectacular sight at the weekend when, in an operation spanning two days, the largest construction vessel in the world Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit – 382 metres long and 124 metres wide - transferred a topside drilling platform onto the 200 metre long ... [+]

The Forth emergency service

Forth Ports says that its eight UK ports including Tilbury, Grangemouth, Leith, Rosyth and Dundee have managed 74,000 tonnes of wheat - the equivalent of 148 million loaves of bread; 40,000 tonnes of food for supermarket shelves, including over 8,500t of fruit and vegetables and the equivalent of 2.5m packs ... [+]

Marine team leader wins Women in Industry title

Forth Ports’ senior harbour master, Ashley Nicolson scooped the Women in Industry award at the Centre for Engineering Education and Development Industry Awards 2020. She is part of the marine team at Forth Ports which manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters on the Forth and ... [+]

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