Grangemouth makes it three in a row

The Port of Grangemouth’s newest ship to shore container gantry crane is due to get to work this month at Scotland’s largest container terminal. It joins two other Liebherr cranes. The third crane is part of a £10million investment programme at the port to increase handling capacity and speed up turnaround time. Port manager, Derek Knox, said: “We are Scotland’s largest container port and we handle some of the country’s most valuable ... [+]

Third crane for Forth’s Grangemouth

Forth Ports has taken delivery of a third Liebherr ship to shore crane at over the weekend of 25/26 August. It is part of a major investment programme at the port to increase handling capacity and service for customers. The 45 metre high crane, which weighs 524 tonnes, arrived in ... [+]

Grangemouth gets ready for the rush

Scotland’s main container port Grangemouth says it is well underway with a multi-million pound investment programme to boost its capacity by around 1,000teu. The programme includes container terminal surfacing upgrades, a new terminal operating system, warehouse development and a ship to shore crane. The £2m investment will be finished later this ... [+]

Scots ports win AEO status

Forth Ports has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for its facilities at Grangemouth, Leith and Rosyth, the first ports in Scotland to achieve it. The AEO accreditation recognises that the customs controls and procedures at each of the ports are efficient, compliant and secure. Tilbury was awarded AEO last ... [+]

Grangemouth resurfacing underway

The Port of Grangemouth has started a £1million resurfacing project. The work is being carried out by Luddon Construction and will be finished in October in time for the peak volume period. The new resurfaced area is expected to about of 1,000teu additional capacity. The port has also placed an ... [+]

New crane to hoist Grangemouth capacity

Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, has ordered a new multimillion pound ship to shore container crane from Liebherr. Able to handle vessels of 14 containers across, the crane will be designed and built in Liebherr’s facility in Killarney, south west Ireland, and shipped into Grangemouth for onsite construction and entry into ... [+]

Grangemouth modernises with new machines

Grangemouth, Scotland’s main container port, has put three new Kalmar straddle carriers into operation. The new ESC340 straddle machines increase the number of machines at the terminal to 16 and are the first phase of a programme to replace the entire fleet. Owners Forth Ports also added a new Hyster ... [+]

Half a century of whisky – and more

A little-known fact is that the first UK port to handle a regular container was not, as one might expect, London or Southampton, but Grangemouth, in Scotland. Now Scotland’s largest port, Grangemouth is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day when the Sea-land freight service called into the port on ... [+]

Tilbury and Grangemouth to offer container weighing

Forth Ports says that through “significant investment in  its straddle carrier fleet and IT development” it too will be able to offer shippers a VGM solution for export containers at its terminals in Tilbury and Grangemouth. Divisional director of Forth Ports, Stuart Wallace, said: “Recognising the importance of compliance and continuity ... [+]

Scots ports strike suspended

The Unite trade union and Forth Ports will meet with ACAS next week to discuss the new shift pattern, in attempt to end the strke that has shut the port of Grangemouth since 15 March. The strike and overtime ban will be suspended from 0600 Monday and Forth Ports will ... [+]

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