- Forth Ports
company_name = Forth Ports plc
company_type = Public (lse|FPT)
foundation = 1967
key_people = Christopher Collins, Chairman
industry = Port management
revenue = £165.0 million (
operating_income = £49.8 million (
net_income = £24.9 million (
homepage = [http://www.forthports.co.uk www.forthports.co.uk]
Forth Ports plc (lse|FPT) is one of the largest
portoperators in the United Kingdom. It is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is situated on the Firth of Forth. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchangeand is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The company was established in 1967 as the "Forth Ports Authority". [http://www.forthports.co.uk/ports/aboutus/history/ Forth Ports History] ] It became responsible for
pilotageon the Firth of Forthin 1988. It was privatisedand first listed on the London Stock Exchangein 1992. In 1995 it acquired the Port of Dundee on the River Tayand the Port of Tilburyon the River Thames. In 2007 it bought the Nordic Group, who manage terminal operations at Chatham. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20070701/ai_n19339400 Forth Ports to expand Nordic] ]
Forth Ports operates 5 ports on the
Firth of Forthand 2 ports elsewhere: [ [http://www.forthports.co.uk/ports/aboutus/ Forth Ports 'About us'] ]
Ports on the Firth of Forth
Grangemouthis Scotland’s largest container port. It is located at the head of the Firth of Forthin the heart of Central Scotland.
Burntislandis located in Fifeon the north side of the Firth of Forth.
Methilis also situated in Fifeon the northern shores of the Firth of Forth. It has two docks and is able to take vessels up to 3,000 DWT. The Port specialises as a wood pulpand timberdistribution centre.
Rosythis located eight miles from Edinburghand 40 miles from Glasgow, on the north shore of the Firth of Forthimmediately west of the road and railway bridges.
Leithis located on the southern banks of the Firth of Forthand is 2km north of Edinburghcity centre. The Port of Leith is the largest, enclosed, deep-water port in Scotlandand has the capability to handle ships up to 50,000 DWT. The port offers a full stevedoringand cargo handling service.
Dundeeis the most northerly port owned by Forth Ports and is located on the north side of the Firth of Tayon the East Coast of Scotland. The port provides services in paper pulp and forest products and also a wide range of general and bulk cargoes.
Port of Tilbury, the only English port operated by the Company is located on the river Thamesand is part of the Port of London. It is the UK’s leading paper-handling port and also specializes in containers, bulk commoditiesand building materials.
Forth Ports' property business owns 400 acres of land which are available for development and which form the major part of Edinburgh's waterfront.
Associated British Ports
* [http://www.forthports.co.uk/ Official site]
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