New Grangemouth container route launches with CMA CGM and Containerships as demand increases for a Scottish express service into Europe

Dylan Macdonald Forth Ports, Port of Grangemouth

The arrival of the Skylight container vessel into Scotland’s key strategic freight hub at The Port of Grangemouth marks the maiden call of a new Scottish Express (SCX) service secured with the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, and its subsidiary, Containerships, the leader in intra-European multimodal transport.

Port of Leith signs reservation agreement for multi-billion pound Morven offshore wind project

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Forth Green Freeport renewables development platform takes shape with £50m port infrastructure investment Scotland’s largest offshore wind renewables hub, at the Port of Leith, has signed a reservation and collaboration agreement with bp and EnBW, as the marshalling port for the 2.9GW Morven offshore wind project. Forth Ports’ £50 million investment will see the facility in operation by the end …

Riverside Station at Tilbury

Tilbury’s Historic Riverside Railway Station to be Transformed for the Community as Heritage Fund secured

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Tilbury on the Thames Trust in Partnership with Forth Ports has today (30 June) secured major funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver its ambitious plans to fully refurbish Tilbury’s Grade II listed historic Riverside Railway Station. The £340,050 development grant was awarded to the Trust to develop its ‘Back on Track’ proposal which will reinvigorate the important, well-known …

Port of Tilbury welcomes hundreds to its community Open Day celebrations

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

The Port of Tilbury’s community Open Day, held on Saturday 25 June was a big success with hundreds of people coming along to the London Cruise Terminal for a day of celebration. The programme of events which were free for all the family, proved very popular throughout the day including the vintage bus tours of the port which were fully …

The Port of Tilbury’s Asset and Site Director, Paul Dale, and Commercial Director and Transport Minister Robert Courts MP, on a tour of the Port of Tilbury

Transport Minister visits Port of Tilbury to see scale of investment & Thames Freeport opportunities

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

The Port of Tilbury welcomed the Transport Minister, Robert Courts MP to the port today (27 June) for a briefing and tour of the UK’s fastest growing port which has, through a multimillion-pound investment programme and by achieving freeport status, created an unrivalled operation for the rapidly growing logistics sector. The Minister was given an in-dock boat tour accompanied by …

The Port of Tilbury marks National Windrush Day 2022

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

On National Windrush Day, the Tilbury on the Thames Trust in partnership with Forth Ports and the Port of Tilbury held a celebration in the London Cruise Terminal to mark the official day where 74 years ago on the 22 June, the port played a significant role for the Windrush generation as their arrival point into the UK from their …

Harbour 31 aerial - red fill and outline

Forth Ports unveils plans for a new waterfront development in Leith

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Forth Ports has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to The City of Edinburgh Council for Harbour 31, an exciting mixed-use development on a 10-acre waterfront site at Leith. The development has the aspiration to create a vibrant new neighbourhood for Leith. The plans for the waterside location include: 700 – 800 residential apartments, a hotel, local retail, flexible …

Celebrity Eclipse Newhaven

Edinburgh hosts prestigious European Cruise event his week

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Nearly 200 cruise executives from around the world are arriving in Edinburgh this week as the prestigious Cruise Europe Conference gets underway in Scotland. Originally planned for March 2020 but delayed due to the global pandemic, this three-day in-person event, is being held in venues across the Capital and is the largest and best attended cruise event ever to be …

Yu Zhu Feng Rosyth Agri Hub Forth Ports 2

The Port of Rosyth’s Agri-hub reaches 1million tonnes milestone

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub (“agri-hub”) at the Port of Rosyth has reached a milestone of handling 1 million tonnes of product for Cefetra. The Agri-Hub, which opened in early 2020, handles an extensive range of important agricultural products for Scottish animal feed, food and drink and farming industries. The port has been fully open and operational throughout the global …