Keeping Scotland Connected

Forth Ports Rosyth is located in Fife on the north bank of the river Forth, with direct river access to quayside and deep-water berthing facilities. Located just 2 miles from the M90 motorway, Rosyth is the obvious port of choice for a wide range of customers looking to benefit from being connected to an unrivalled logistics network throughout Scotland.

Rosyth plays an important part in keeping Scotland’s cargoes moving; a centre for agricultural bulk products, project cargoes, renewables, oil and gas and manufacturing. The location has grown to be an important port of call for cruise liners, and it has benefitted from significant investment to become Scotland’s key turnaround hub, experiencing a yearly increase of cruise liners calling in the summer months.

The site is also ideally positioned to support North Sea decommissioning programs with quick vessel mobilisation times on short notice. Facilities within the port include large laydown areas adjacent to quaysides, heavy lift capability, deep-water berths, warehousing, and access to Forth Ports’ mobile fleet of cargo-handling equipment.

Port of Rosyth at a glance:

Over 250,000 tonnes of bulk and packaged cargo handled
Experience with major infrastructure projects
Cruise Turnaround Hub
6 working berths
Established Automotive hub

Scotland’s premier Agri-Hub


 

Forth Ports Rosyth took delivery of a brand new Liebherr Harbour Mobile LHM550 crane at the end of 2018, which is part of a major investment programme at the port for bulk handling primarily for the Agri-Hub. Located permanently on the North Wall quayside with a 200m working area, the crane delivers a major step-change in the cargo handling capability of the port, with the ability to handle 144Te at 11m.

Forth Ports Rosyth was proud to be the marine and prefabrication hub for the construction of the £1.4billion Queensferry Crossing, dedicating a large proportion of the port to the project and working in collaboration with the construction consortium to ensure all construction materials were handled safely and efficiently. Our involvement in this project is testament to our capability, flexibility, and willingness to work with our customers to deliver complex operations, on and off the water.

Forming part of the Rosyth Gateway, Forth Ports Rosyth works closely with its neighbouring industries and Fife Council to bring value to any project coming to the area. This makes it possible to fulfil even the most arduous demands in providing storage, manufacturing and berthing facilities.

Looking to the energy of the future, Forth Ports Rosyth has the perfect layout, both on and offshore, to provide logistics solutions within the renewables sector. The port already has a successful track record in this area, including the import of large steel pipes for the fabrication of jackets and turbine blades for onshore wind farms.

An increasingly busy port, with an appetite to forge new long-term relationships with customers, Rosyth offers the opportunity to add value to your supply chain through economical, responsible, flexible and sustainable solutions.

Forth Ports Rosyth Services

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Utilising the Ro-Ro berth, dedicated car ferries can be unloaded with a short run to storage areas for collection by road going transporter. The port frequently handles the import of cars for mainstream manufacturers with a robust inspection and care regime to ensure damage is not a concern for our customers.
Storage area directly adjacent to a deep water quayside means bringing in large components for renewables projects is straightforward in Rosyth. A number of wind farm projects have transited the port with the components being brought ashore for storage before heading on to their construction site. Large lay down areas, heavy lift capacity, deep water berthing and unrestricted vessel beam all contribute to the success of Rosyth in handling renewables, project cargoes and decommissioning projects.
The Queensferry Crossing based all marine and construction activity from the Port of Rosyth construction hub. Virtually every element of the bridge came over the Rosyth quayside before making its way to the river construction site.
To accommodate the bridge project, Forth Ports remodelled the port to allow for transportation of bridge deck segments to a pre-cast shed. The quayside storage area was strengthened with piles to prevent deformation of the deck segments as the concrete surface cured. Rosyth has a proven ability to handle large scale construction projects with ease.
Rosyth has become a port of favour for many cruise vessel operators, given the ease of access to the port for vessels, the services and facilities offered on quayside, the dedicated cruise terminal, long stay car park and excellent transport links for passengers. Hosting over 30 cruise vessels calls each year, Rosyth handles vessel calls either as a stop-over location or a full turnaround facility.
Storage area directly adjacent to a deep water quayside means bringing in large components for renewables projects is straightforward in Rosyth. A number of wind farm projects have transited the port with the components being brought ashore for storage before heading on to their construction site. Large lay down areas, heavy lift capacity, deep water berthing and unrestricted vessel beam all contribute to the success of Rosyth in handling renewables, project cargoes and decommissioning projects.
Towage is provided by Forth Estuary Towage (FET), a wholly owned subsidiary of Forth Ports. FET has a fleet of four vessels ranging from smaller, highly manoeuvrable Voith Schneider tugs, with Bollard Pulls from 19 to 50 tonnes to a modern state-of-the-art Azimuth Stern Drive Terminal tug at 70 tonnes Bollard Pull.
Rosyth has a purpose built grain storage facility with vessels being discharged using Forth Ports’ own fleet of mobile hydraulic material handlers. A fast and efficient service is offered for agri and dry bulk commodities
Forth Ports Rosyth is situated upstream of the Forth Bridges and is capable of handling deepsea vessels. It offers deepwater river berths with a frontage of up to 540 metres in length along the North Wall berth, with a minimum depth at low water of 8m. Our main specialist Ro-Ro facility is at Rosyth – we have a purpose-built linkspan berth here that is accessible at all states of the tide to provide fast turnaround times.
Air draft restriction due to Forth Bridges: 49.2m above Chart Datum.
No LOA or beam restrictions. Minimum unrestricted draft at North Wall of 7.4m.

Rosyth has easy and quick access to the North Sea so vessels needing quick turnaround times for mobilisation of equipment can benefit from the high levels of service Rosyth can offer. Working with local partners’ logistics, solutions can be put in place quickly to assist with short notice berthing, carnage and SPMT requirements.
The port of Rosyth has a strong track record of handling forest products and has the space and capability to handle high volumes of sawn timber and round logs.
Forth Ports Rosyth is located less than 3 miles from the M90 Queensferry Crossing which provides fast transit times across Scotland. The port’s unrivalled logistics connections make it the ideal place for companies looking to manufacture, store, consolidate and distribute products across Scotland and overseas from a central location. Please contact us for more information about land, warehousing and property opportunities here.
Whilst Rosyth does not currently handle waste products such as RDF there is considerable potential for it to do so, with the correct permitting requirements put in place Rosyth has the potential to become a well-placed facility for the handling of waste products.
Forth Ports Rosyth has the perfect layout for providing logistics solutions to the renewables sector both on and offshore. We have a successful track record including the import of large steel pipes for the fabrication of jackets and turbine blades for onshore wind farms.
Rosyth’s ro-ro berth is located less than 3 miles from Queensferry Crossing and as such is a key asset to the port and our customers. With a purpose-built linkspan berth that is accessible at all states of the tide to provide fast turnaround times to support regular scheduled services, car carrier and project cargoes.
Warehousing and storage facilities are a strong point for Rosyth with large warehousing with oversized access doors and a direct transport route to the quayside, large areas of open lay-down area where cargoes can be transported and stored unhindered. Rosyth is largely unrivalled with storage space immediately adjacent to the quayside.

Key Contacts

Derek Knox
Senior Port Manager
Grangemouth, Rosyth, Burntisland & Kirkcaldy

Grangemouth Port Office
Central Dock Road
Grangemouth
FK3 8UE

+44 (0)1324 482 591

derek.knox@forthports.co.uk

Robert Mason
Senior Commercial Manager
Head Office
1 Prince of Wales Dock
Port of Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 7DR

+44 (0)131 555 8790

robert.mason@forthports.co.uk

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

+44 (0)1383 878141

andy.lamb@forthports.co.uk

Ashley Nicholson
Senior Harbour Master 
Grangemouth Port Office
Central Dock Road
Grangemouth
FK3 8UE

+44 (0)1324 668 400

ashley.nicholson@forthports.co.uk

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