Fife Ports

Forth Ports Burntisland, Kirkcaldy and Methil make up our Fife satellite ports, providing a variety of high-value services to their tenants and surrounding business communities. This includes the capability and capacity for handling dry bulk, decommissioning, oil & gas, agriculture, renewables, breakbulk, and paper & forest products.

Each offer their own unique strengths, and our Fife ports perfectly demonstrate the key benefit of working with the Forth Ports Group; delivering portcentric solutions that ensure greater efficiency, cost savings, and environmental protection.

Kirkcaldy is home to Carr’s Flour Mill and by investing and building their new state-of-the-art mill in 2013 they have experienced the benefits of a portcentric approach. Forth Ports Methil is a base for one of the largest timber companies who supply their customers in and around the Fife area.

Discover more about what each of our Fife Ports can bring to your business below, and get in touch for further details.

Fife Ports at a glance:

Methil offers 50 acres of development land
Methil is a strategic location for timber merchants
Kirkcaldy provides specialised cargo handling for Grain and Cereals
Burntisland provides important connections for tenants

Strong regional satellite ports

Forth Ports Burntisland

The Port of Burntisland is the Forth’s most natural harbour and one of its oldest. It is located on the northern side of the River Forth, where it is ideally located to provide nationwide transport and distribution by sea, rail, and road.

The port houses two major tenants including Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), and Briggs Marine who use the port as a base to service ships coming in and out of the Forth.

Recent years has seen port traffic driven upwards through increased coastal shipping and opportunities within the offshore renewable energy sector.

Forth Ports Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy Harbour, positioned on the northern side of the Firth of Forth, is perfectly equipped to accommodate standard general cargo coaster vessels; regularly handling a wide variety of bulk goods, including high volumes of grains and cereals in particular.

In 2011, following a 20-year gap, the tidal harbour re-opened for commercial business and to serve the local flour mill, Hutchisons Mill – part of the Carr’s Milling Group – with the mill offering a high-capacity silo intake facility, positioned directly adjacent to the quayside.

Facing increasing demand for imported wheat, the mill is reaping the portcentric benefits of its quayside location, as well as the opening of a new state-of-the-art mill, built alongside its pre-existing facility.

With these assets and more, Kirkcaldy Harbour can easily handle grains and cereals, timber, aggregate, and many other bulk commodities for our customers.

Forth Ports Methil

Situated on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, Methil is the most easterly of the Fife Ports. Operating as a national timber, aggregate, and general bulk commodity distribution centre, Methil offers ample timber storage as well as facilities to handle grains and cereals along with other bulk commodities.

The port also benefits from facilities accommodating the repair, maintenance, and supply of offshore drilling rigs and tankers. This is made possible taking advantage of the deep, sheltered water of Largo Bay and the specialist services in Methil and its locality.

In addition, with its strategic location, natural deep and sheltered waters, and a range of top-level facilities and services, Methil is a port that is ideally positioned to serve the emerging renewable energy sector as it continues to grow year on year.

Forth Ports Burntisland Services

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Forth Ports Kirkcaldy Services

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Forth Ports Methil Services

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Key Contacts

David Webster
Commercial Director, Scottish Ports
Port Office
Stannergate Road

+44 (0)1382 878130

Andy Lamb
Asset Manager – Rosyth, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy & Mobile Pool
Rosyth Port Office
Terminal Building
KY11 2XP

+44 (0)1383 421812

Scott Cameron
Senior Harbour Master
Forth & Tay Navigation
South Shore Road

+44 (0)1324 668 400

Robert Mason
Senior Business, Development and Strategy Manager

Port Office
Stannergate Road

+44 (0)1324 668400

Derek Knox
Director of Operations, Scottish Ports
Grangemouth Port Office
Central Dock Road

+44 (0)1324 668 400

Mark Gaffney
Asset Manager – Dundee & Methil
Port Office
Stannergate Road

+44 (0)1382 878149

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