Scotland’s Largest Port
Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest port handling 9 million tonnes of cargo each year through specialist container, liquid and general cargo terminals. This cargo flow represents as much as 30% of Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP), highlighting the port’s essential role as an economic facilitator for Scotland. Situated midway between Scotland’s main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the port is the ideal logistics and distribution hub with 70% of Scotland’s population within 1 hour’s drive and unrivalled connectivity via road, rail and sea.
As an integral part of their supply chain, Grangemouth is a trusted partner of many major UK companies. Providing a gateway for Scottish trade, the port facilitates the flow of more than £6 billion worth of goods each year including fine food and drink, machinery, fuel, steel products, timber, paper and equipment for the oil and gas industry. Through our supply chain expertise and commitment to efficiency we help our customers not only trade internationally but also consolidate operations, increasing their flexibility, productivity and capacity – saving them time and money.
Port of Grangemouth at a glance:
7 weekly feeder services
Top 10 global shipping lines utilise the port
Liquid bulk terminal for Oil & Gas
70% of Scotland’s population within an hour’s drive
500,000 square foot of warehousing
Rail linked to main East and West Coast lines
Scotland’s largest container and reefer terminal
Grangemouth is home to Scotland’s largest container terminal and reefer facility handling over 250,000 TEUs each year. The port works with all major deep sea shipping lines, as well as European short sea, multimodal and tank operators. This broad range of customers is serviced by 7 weekly feeder vessel calls linking Scotland with worldwide deep sea markets and European and Baltic short sea destinations. Our efficient, highly trained and qualified team have the skills, experience and machinery on hand to safely, efficiently and speedily handle your cargo needs. As part of our multi-million pound investment programme at Grangemouth we have extended storage lanes for conventional and refrigerated containers, improved access to landside and shipside operations and fully automated container weighing. Our ISPS accredited port operates 24/7, 365 days a year to get your goods where they need to be, exactly when they need to be there.
Shipping in and out of Grangemouth delivers proven green economic benefits. Linking directly to the commercial heartlands of Scotland, our portcentric approach reduces double handling and unnecessary road miles creating significant savings in logistics costs and improved environmental benefits for our customers. We provide cost effective cargo handling, warehousing, storage and portcentric solutions to customers who want to move goods efficiently. At Grangemouth we work with and support a range of industries including food and drink, chemicals, agriculture, recycling, FMCG, construction, oil and gas and renewables, all of which are serviced via dedicated and multiuser facilities which cater for containers, bulks, forest products, liquids and project cargoes. With experience in handling a wide variety of unitised and non-unitised goods and out of gauge cargo handling capabilities, we offer a one-stop sustainable logistics solution.
We offer a weekly rail link between the Port of Grangemouth and the Port of Tilbury in partnership with Direct Rail Services and Eddie Stobart. With a capacity of 36 containers in each direction, the rail service provides Forth Ports’ customers with a cost effective and sustainable means of moving goods between ports while benefitting from reduced carbon emissions without using the already congested UK road network. This new service highlights our commitment to providing sustainable and cost-effective logistics solutions for our customers, helping them to grow and increasing their competitiveness in the supply chain.
Track your Container/Unit Online
Do you require up-to-date information on the status of your container/unit within Forth Ports Container Terminals?
If so, clicking on the button below will provide direct access to real-time container/unit status information from our state of the art Group Container Systems at either the Port of Grangemouth or at Tilbury (London Container Terminal and Tilbury2 RoRo Terminal).
You can enquire by Container/Unit Number or Booking Reference on up to 50 containers/units or booking references at once with the option to cut and paste.
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Forth Ports Grangemouth Services
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Forth Estuary Towage is available to support waterborne freight and barge movements in and out of the estuaries and between our ports.
Head of Operations, Scottish Ports
Grangemouth Port Office
Central Dock Road
+44 (0)1324 668 400