Environmental & Sustainability


Our Commitment to sustainability

As an EcoPort member and holding our ISO 14001 accreditation in Environmental Management, we take our commitment to sustainability very seriously.
We have been taking a number of steps towards our aim of becoming the greenest port in Scotland such as our shore power facility.

Within the port estate

Waste Management

As part of our environmental management strategy, we have designated waste disposal areas. We segregate recyclable and non-recyclable waste and measure and monitor this as a KPI.

EV Charging

We have installed 8 electric vehicle charging stations on the port estate.

LED Floodlights

Through a grant from Zero Waste Scotland, we were able to upgrade our external floodlights to energy-saving LEDs which was completed in September 2021. When the previous quayside flood lights were switched on, it was roughly the equivalent to 45 kettles boiling constantly all night. This transition to LEDs saves us £28,616 per year and makes a 60% reduction in our mast flood light carbon footprint annually which is 63 tonnes of C02.

In addition, the lifespan of these LED floodlights is much longer and will last nearly 16 years of normal operation at MPA whereas the previous metal halide flood lighting would only last no more than 3 years of normal operation. These new lights include automatic photocell controls to reduce any unnecessary lamp on time. A big thank you to Ericht Electrical, the main contractor of the floodlight upgrade, Kingfisher Lighting who were the high mast specialist subcontractors and Edmundson Electrical Dundee who supplied us with the LEDs.

More from the port


Net Zero

Our commitment to sustainability
At Montrose Port, we do what we can to contribute towards Scotland’s ambitious Net Zero targets.


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.

Health & Safety

Our policies
View all of the HSE policies we have at our port to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our port users and staff.