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 ports. Matt McCreath has worked in senior management roles, most recently John Menzies and previously Macdonald Hotels and KMPG. He will ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Tug crews get the bird

There’s no escaping the Christmas Turkey, even when you’re tossing around in the middle of a river on the 25th. Forth Ports has ensured that the crew manning the Craigleith tug on the River Forth on Christmas Day don’t miss out on the 500 birds it distributes to its Scottish port ... [+]

Forth Ports habour master takes on national role

Forth Ports senior harbour master Ashley Nicholson has become the first woman to become vice-president of the UK Harbour Masters Association as well as the youngest certificated harbour master in the UK to hold the role. She has worked for Forth Ports for nearly 12 years and has since 2017 ... [+]

Forth Ports gives industrial disease the finger

Forth Ports is offering its employees 100 HAVwear watches which monitor the vibration experienced by power tool users to reduce the risk of developing the incurable Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), or Vibration White Finger, one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK. Reactec also provides a Cloud-based ... [+]

Forth Ports first to make the grade

Forth Ports says it has become the first group in its sector to achieve the new ISO 45001 standard in Occupational Health & Safety Management. It replaces the existing OHSAS 18001 health and safety standard and has been achieved by all eight port operations across the UK including Tilbury on ... [+]

New look online for Forth Ports

Forth Ports has launched a new online presence ‘digital’ port at The website has been developed to enhance customer experience through easy and intuitive navigation throughout the site. The design is highly visual and uses infographic icons to ensure that people can find the service or port they require. ... [+]

Rosyth crane is ready to roll

The port of Rosyth has taken new Liebherr multimillion pound mobile harbour crane as part of an investment programme in bulk handling, primarily for food and fuel supplier, Cefetra. The 439-tonne crane arrived on board the MV Meri over the festive period and was rolled off the specialist vessel directly ... [+]

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