Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub is now fully operational at the Port of Rosyth with the arrival of the Baltic Mantis bulk cargo ship and its load of over 30,000 tonnes of animal feed from Argentina.
As part of a long-term partnership with Forth Ports and Cefetra Ltd, the Fife port has now become the main Scotland’s principal agri-hub, handling an extensive range of agricultural products for the Scottish animal feed, food and drink and farming industries.
To create the agri-hub, the Port of Rosyth has been deepened to be able to accommodate vessels carrying up to 50,000 tonnes of cargo.
Meanwhile, its existing storage facilities have been extended, increasing the port’s storage capacity to around 100,000 tonnes.
The port has also invested in a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane for bulk handling capability at the agri-hub, as well as an ecological hopper.
The eco hopper is the first of its kind in the UK and forms a key component of the new agri-bulk hub facility.
This new agri-hub and our new Liebherr mobile harbour crane bring together the port’s unrivaled logistics links as well as its excellent marine capability. It’s also great to see the new SAMSON eco hopper in use. This is a key part of our dust control at the port. My thanks also to the Luddon Construction team who delivered the new terminal warehouse ahead of schedule,
…Derek Knox, Senior Port Manager, The Port of Rosyth said.