Latitude: 56º 00'N
Longitude: 03º 40'W
Ownership: Forth Ports plc
Contact name: Alan Murray, Port Manager
Address: Dock Office, Grangemouth, FK3 8UE
Telephone no: 01324 498501
About GrangemouthGrangemouth is the main port of Central Scotland. Each year approximately 9 million tonnes of cargo are handled through the dock facilities. Of this 1.5 million tonnes is dry cargo representing incoming raw materials for Scottish Industry and outgoing finished products.
Grangemouth is ideally located at the head of the Forth Estuary. It is immediately adjacent to the Scottish motorway network allowing rapid transit of goods to and from Grangemouth serving customers throughout Scotland and the North of England. Rail traffic may also be handled using the rail link to the Port. Entrance to the Port from the Firth of Forth is through a lock which is 237.6m long and 29.1m wide between floating fenders. Sill depth 11.7m at MHWS.
Although Grangemouth handles a substantial volume of piped traffic it is internationally known as Scotland's major container port. Services connect Scotland with the Continent and UK hub ports daily.
Ro-Ro cargo can readily be accepted. The dock level being constant permits vehicle loading and discharging at any quay, however, a strengthened Ro-Ro ramp is available for heavy loads which can be in excess of 600 tonnes.
The South Quay is equipped with two 32 tonne capacity gantry cranes for handling the container traffic.
The East Quay has four 10T grabbing cranes and two 50T discharge hppers. It handles bulk materials such as bauxite, clay, coal and de-icing salt, froest products from Scandinavia, the Baltic and USA. Exports from British Steel's scottish Division and imports of steel pipe are also handled on the East Quay.
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