Port of Leith

Owner

Forth Ports Ltd

Address

Fiona Doherty 
Imperial House 
Albert Dock 
Leith
EH6 7DN

Email

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Phone

0131 555 8752

Port of Leith

The Port of Leith is ideally located within the Forth Estuary on the East Coast of Scotland for all North Sea Oil and Gas activities and has earned a well-deserved reputation for its reliable service and high quality support facilities for offshore developments. Leith is also the largest fully enclosed deepwater port in Scotland, with a Panama standard lock entrance ensuring calm water within the port. Leith has the capability of handling ships up to 50,000DWT and continues to act as a key subsea mobilisation port for many companies. Top international marine contractors in the oil and gas pipeline industry regularly choose Leith for a wide variety of projects owing to the port’s expertise and ability to offer large areas of ground and dedicated berths for specialised mobilisation and demobilisation work. The Port of Leith has connections with many companies that offer a collaborative approach to delivering customer solutions.

Tidal range

Leith is a locked Port and therefore no tidal range.
Cill Height is -6.71m Below Chart Datum.
MHWS - MLWS 4.8m Range
MHWN - MLWN 2.4m Range
HAT - LAT 6.35m Range

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 30.50m
Draft - 11.00m
LOA - 210.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

2.90m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

750 tonnes

Total quayside length

3356.00m

Port Services

  • Deep water berths
  • North Sea support and decommissioning
  • Open storage and laydown space
  • Warehousing
  • Project cargo
  • Spoolbase
  • Dry docks
  • Quayside craneage
  • Cruise port
  • Railhead within port
  • Construction hub
  • Grain handling and storage

Future Development Plans

Planning approval has been granted for the demolition of the grain silo which is situated opposite the Imperial Dock. Clearance of this unused building opens up approximately 16 hectares of land next to a deep water berth creating excellent logistics opportunities for renewables, oil and gas and late life operation.

Location

Port of Leith 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
Albert Dock
840.00
7.20
900000.00
3800.00
5.00
n/a
Multi use
Cruise Berth
375.00
9.75
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cruise
Edinburgh Dock
865.00
7.00
900000.00
3000.00
5.00
n/a
Multi use
Harbour No. 6
150.00
9.50
n/a
n/a
5.00
n/a
Multi use
Imperial Basin
200.00
9.50
n/a
n/a
5.00
n/a
Multi use
Imperial Dock
1396.00
9.15
900000.00
7800.00
5.00
n/a
Multi use
Ranks Berth
200.00
9.50
900000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Multi use