Grangemouth

Owner

Forth Ports

Address

Derek Knox
Port Manager
Port Office
Grangemouth Docks
Grangemouth
FK3 8UE

Email

JavaScript is required to reveal this message.

Phone

01324 668400

Grangemouth

Grangemouth is Scotland's largest container port and lies at the centre of Scotland’s industrial heartland.  The port is situated midway between the main Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and is served by the M9 motorway, which links it to the national motorway network, and is also rail linked.

Approximately 9 million tonnes of cargo are handled through the dock facilities each year. Of this, 2.5 million tonnes is dry cargo, which represents incoming raw materials for Scottish Industry and outgoing finished product.
As Scotland’s main container terminal, the port handles approximately 150,000 containers per year. As much as 30% of Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP) goes through the port.  It is the UK’s largest feeder port and the only one that exports more than it imports.

Grangemouth’s location at the centre of Scotland’s main areas of production and consumption, its road, rail and sea links, and its land availability makes the perfect combination for the port’s further development as a logistics and distribution hub.

Tidal range

Spring range: 5.2m
Neaps range: 2.6m
HAT: 6.31m
(Note: Grangmeouth is a locked port, therefore vessel is unaffected by tide when in port)

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 27.40m
Draft - 12.01m
LOA - 187.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

2.75m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

600 tonnes

Total quayside length

2770.00m

Port Services

  • Three gantry cranes
  • 16 straddle carriers 
  • Modern driver’s reception including Vehicle Booking System 
  • Integrated Terminal Operating System 
  • 500,000 sqft of warehousing 
  • 365 acre estate 
  • Private and common user jetties 
  • LPG berth 
  • Dedicated general cargo berths 
  • Ability to handle ro-ro, side port and conventional vessels

Future Development Plans

Future plans include increase of container terminal capacity, possible Biomass Plant Development and additional Port Warehousing.

Location

Grangemouth quayside facilities

Quayside Ref
Length (m)
Depth below CD (m)
Open area (m2)
Shed area (m2)
General load capacity (t/m2)
Heavy lift capacity (t/m2)
Primary Use
Carron Dry Dock
105.00
4.80
12000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Dry Dock
Conveyor & Old Hoist
200.00
6.70
4000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Layby Berth
Cross Berth
50.00
6.30
4000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Layby Berth
East Wall
215.00
7.30
16000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Containers/Project Cargoes/Steel Commodities/Dry Bulks
North Grange 1 - 2
170.00
6.80
4400.00
4800.00
5.00
n/a
Conventional Cargo (Pulp/Timber)
North Grange 3 - 7
440.00
7.20
24000.00
10000.00
5.00
n/a
Conventional and Bulk Cargo (RDF/Timber/Steel Pipes/Cullet/Fishmeal/Logs)
South Grange
630.00
8.00
160000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Containers/Project Cargoes
Stevens
70.00
6.70
16000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Layby Berth
Tongue N (Grange 8 - 11)
365.00
6.90
10000.00
4000.00
5.00
n/a
Containers/Bulk Products/MDF/Plywood/Project Cargoes
Tongue S (Grange 12 - 15)
365.00
7.00
1000.00
3000.00
5.00
n/a
Containers/Bulk Products/MDF/Plywood/Project Cargoes
Watsons Lower
80.00
6.30
8000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
RDF/Layby Berth
Watsons Middle
80.00
5.60
8000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Not used commercially