John Lawrie Metals offloading chain at Montrose Port at sunrise

End of life services for offshore facilities

Our well-placed location geographically brings benefits to many customers in the decommissioning sector as they are not only in a prime position to access the North Sea and further afield but are also in the heart of Montrose, with accessible transport links through road and railway.

Work has commenced on our own designated decommissioning area where assets from offshore decommissioning projects will be cut and broken down before being distributed for cleaning and processing. Construction of the area is being undertaken by Inverurie-based company Hunter Construction. We look forward to expanding our decommissioning capabilities in future.

Port Keyfacts
Port key facts:
59 acre
port estate
berth depth:
internal space
open storage space

ISO Accreditations

Safety is the top priority for us at Montrose, which is why we committed to enhancing our safety further by gaining our certifications for ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management.
Key highlights:
  • Largest Chain and Anchor port in Europe
  • Close proximity to North Sea oil rigs and the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland
  • Economical harbourside leasing opportunities
  • Onsite stevedoring available 24/7
  • Trust Port infrastructure
  • Accessible road & rail network
  • Close proximity to Baker Hughes Centre of Excellence, Crown Estate Scotland’s future ZeroFour site and other key industry players
  • Agility and speed of turnaround
  • Affordable layover costs
  • Sheltered Harbour
  • Experience of team and local network
  • £22 million invested since 2011 in quayside developments

Shore power

We are currently in the process of installing shore power at our Port, the first Scottish port to provide it for customers working in the offshore energy sector.

The project is called Plug Montrose and is a 50/50 joint venture set up between Montrose Port Authority and Plug Shore Power Ltd where an electricity supply is given to vessels at berth, allowing them to switch off their engines and reduce emissions.

Pictured above are Maria Bos, CEO of Plug Shore Power Ltd and Tom Hutchison, CEO of Montrose Port Authority

Learn more
Montrose Port is large enough for any project we put forward and has great relationships with both it's port community and the wider town. In our view this makes a great recipe for success and an excellent place to do business.
Steve Learmonth, Intermoor

Case studies

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Tenant case study
Montrose has always been an integral part of GAC UK’s ship agency and logistics business in the North East of Scotland, and they have been serving customers in the port for over a decade.

Whyte Cargo

Stevedoring case study
Whyte's fleet consists of Mobile Cranes, Electric Grabs up to 9 Cubic Metres, Forklifts ranging up to 16t capacity, Loading shovels, Telehandlers and Skid-steer loaders.

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Our people make the port

Our success as a respected and forward thinking port is due to the level of service we provide by the people working here. Our close-knit team know that in a Trust Port, the fruits of their labour are all reinvested back into the Port.
Our team


Read about the Port’s sustainability efforts and what we have been doing for the environment in our aim to be the greenest port in Scotland.


Opportunities in the maritime industry

View and apply for career opportunities at Montrose Port Authority and across of maritime network.


Our Community

Stories from the port and the local area
At the heart of Montrose, success at the Port has a knock on effect for the town and surrounding areas and the benefits are also felt the other way round too.

Quayside Services

Our partners at the port

We work with a number of third-party organisations to keep our customers moving and the port running efficiently. Learn more about what we offer for our customers at the Port.