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 onto the quayside. Crane operators at the port have been fully trained and the crane is now in operation. [caption id="attachment_24839" ... [+]

Forth Ports lands agri hub role for Rosyth

Agri firm Cefetra has signed a long- term contract to use the port of Rosyth in central Scotland. Owners Forth Ports will develop Rosyth to provide Cefetra with a purpose-built facility that will become the company’s main agri-hub in Scotland, handling an extensive range of products. Forth Ports said that Rosyth’s ... [+]

P&O Ferries takes up the slack in Scotland

P&O Ferries says it will increase capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport route by almost 25% to create an alternative gateway to Scotland following the closure of the DFDS service to Rosyth. The ferry and logistics company currently carries more than 100,000 freight units a year to Teesport from its continental hub at ... [+]

DFDS axes Scotland ro ro link

DFDS has  abruptly shut down its freight ro ro service from Zeebrugge to Rosyth, near Edinburgh after a fire broke out in the engine room of the sole vessel on 16 April. An injured crew member was airlifted to hospital from the Finlandia Seaways for treatment of smoke inhalation. Within days ... [+]

Finnlines extends Spain -Zeebrugge service to Scotland

Finnlines will extend its Spain-Zeebrugge service to Scotland in March, adding round-trip sailings between Bilbao and Rosyth in addition to its existing services between Bilbao and Hull, Teesport, Tilbury and Gothenburg. The service is operated with modern ro ro vessels suitable for all kinds of commodities: trailers, including containers, mobile loads ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Scots ferry in the black

DFDS's freight service between Rosyth and Zeebrugge route moved into profit for the first time in 2015, reported the ro ro operator in its annual accounts. Freight volumes also increased by 10% on the route. Route director, Stein Est, said: “The stricter EU legislation on sulphur, introduced in 2015, and ... [+]

A heavyweight in Rosyth

The Port of Rosyth handled its largest ever ship on 14 August when the 80,000dwt heavylift vessel ZPMC Zhen Hua 24 brought in 36 steel deck sections – weighing up to 350 tonnes each – for the new Forth road bridge. The Fife port has been the marine hub for ... [+]

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