Forth Ports Group consists of 8 strategically positioned ports across the UK to create a sophisticated and nationwide network of integrated services. Our ports facilitate the fast and efficient import and export of raw materials and finished products, operate as logistical bases for major construction projects across the country, and are considered hubs for key established and emerging industries, from oil & gas and agriculture, to renewable energy and North Sea decommissioning.
The Port of Tilbury is the largest port within our group. With 130 years of experience, the Port of Tilbury is London’s major port and the UK’s greenest port. It is the only UK port that truly services both deep sea and short sea customers via the London Container terminal. The port handles 16 million tonnes of cargo per annum and contributes £394 million GVA. With an estate in excess of 1,000 acres, the Port of Tilbury provides a key role in supporting UK supply chains for a diverse range of sectors, supporting customers to deliver their goods into the London and South East market.
Forth Ports is the largest port group in Scotland, operating 7 strategically located ports, acting as major industry hubs and providing fast and efficient access to 70% of the Scottish population.
Our continued, consistently outstanding service is made possible thanks to our connected network. When customers dock or operate at just one of our ports, they benefit from the strength, relationships, and resources of the entire Forth Ports Group.
Click each of our port locations below to discover more about the facilities and services they each bring to our group.
In addition to the commercial ports we also provide an important service as the statutory harbour authority for the Firth of Forth and the River Tay. Our marine department (FTNS) manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas exports. The department delivers a consistent high level of service in ships handling, pilotage, navigation, conservancy and towage.