Forest Products

Our ports across the Forth Ports network offer extensive facilities and expertise to handle all ranges of wood and forest products, with access to major trade routes and specialist handling equipment in place.

We have been handling and supporting the forest products sector for over 35 years, providing a diverse range of services across our ports.

For other forest products such as paper and packaging materials, wood pulp and tissue please visit the UK Paper Hub site.

Port of Tilbury (London)

Tilbury is the UK’s main import location for a diverse range of forest products. We provide handling, storage and distribution services for a number of customers and have excellent links throughout the supply chain including with various shipping lines, importers, merchants and distributers.

We are able to handle breakbulk, container and ro-ro services complete with devanning and shunting options within our 1.2 million square feet of storage and distribution areas.

Our key trade areas include the Baltics, Scandinavia, Far East, Africa and the Americas. We handle a wide range of commodities including; sheet materials, specialist timber products, doors, mouldings and have a wood treatment plant located within the port.

Forth Ports Scotland

Our ports offer customers a wide range of facilities to handle a full spectrum of products in any format from both containerised and breakbulk cargoes.

Forth Ports Grangemouth’s dedicated forest products terminal offers devanning, loading, warehousing and stock management services using a modern fleet of forklift trucks. Capitalising on the port’s central location, Scotland’s principal timber suppliers benefit from excellent onward transportation links.

Forth Ports Dundee has been a forest product specialist for over 35 years and offers a significant timber terminal, which has been extended to provide a full timber treatment site for our customers. Service levels are consistently high and our customers regularly report lower damage rates for their forest products when benchmarking Dundee against other UK and European ports.

Fife Ports Methil operates as an important hub for a major timber importer, who brings in over 30,000 tonnes of timber annually through the port. We provide cargo handling, stock management and a pick and pack service for onward deliveries to their customers. Burntisland handles timber imports for a tenant and there is scope to handle more 3rd party volumes here.

Forth Ports Rosyth & Leith have experience in handling forest products and we would be pleased to discuss opportunities at these locations with potential customers.

Ports with Forest Services:

  • Tilbury (London)
  • Aerial image of Grangemouth Container Terminal
  • Leith (Edinburgh)
  • Dundee
  • Rosyth
  • Fife Ports