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Scotland’s Capital Port

Forth Ports Leith is Scotland’s largest enclosed deep-water port with the capability of handling vessels up to 50,000 deadweight tonnes. Located to the north east of Edinburgh, less than 3 miles from the city centre, the port has access to Scotland’s road and rail networks and is well positioned for all North Sea shipping activities.

Focussing on a range of cargo types, Leith has forged long-term relationships with customers ensuring that their needs are met for the reception and onward delivery of cargoes such as grain, animal feed, steel pipes and recycled products, ensuring that industries such as food production, oil and gas, and agriculture continue to operate and thrive.

Port of Leith at a glance:

Capable of handling ships up to 50,000 DWT
2 dry dock facilities
Port can handle in excess of 1M tonnes of cargo
Home to the Royal Yacht Britannia
Scotland’s marquee cruise call
Demobilisation and mobilisation facilities

Scotland’s largest enclosed deep water port


Leith prides itself on excellent customer satisfaction. From vessel navigation, through our state-of-the-art lock entrance using our own river pilots and tug fleet, to vessel loading and unloading utilising our quayside cranes, hydraulic material handlers, or specialist equipment such as the Siwertel bulk cement discharger; Leith provides a range of services to handle all types of cargo. If you’re looking to move a heavier item, we have crane hire firms locally who can provide equipment for heavy lifts.

All cargo handling services are managed by our highly experienced team with our in-house workforce of stevedores, supported by our specialist marine, health and safety and engineering departments. Facilities, infrastructure and multimodal connections are key to the success of a port and Leith is proud to offer:

  • Global Connections
  • Excellent links to other local ports
  • Security which meets the ISPS standard (International Ship and Port facility Security code)
  • The largest dry dock facility on the East coast of Scotland
  • 20 working berths and extensive covered and open quayside storage
  • Anchorage availability both in the port and in the Forth estuary

Forth Ports Leith is a busy facility which has seen record throughput in recent years. We are always keen to discuss opportunities for commercial development using our land and warehousing facilities to assist our customers in providing efficiency and growth opportunities to their business. We believe in building long-term partnerships with our customers, supporting the local and national economies whilst strengthening our close links to our neighbouring communities.

Forth Ports Leith Services

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Key Contacts

Robert Mason
Senior Business, Development and Strategy Manager

Port Office
Stannergate Road

+44 (0)1324 668400

David Webster
Commercial Director, Scottish Ports
Port Office
Stannergate Road

+44 (0)1382 878130

Kenny Williamson
Senior Sales & Commercial Manager
Port Office
100 Ocean Drive

+44 (0)131 555 8725

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