General Cargo

General Cargo and Montrose Port

Shipping & Logistics

In today’s increasingly competitive and global world, we understand how important it is to keep the supply chain moving and avoid any port delays.

As an integral part of the supply chain, Montrose is a trusted partner of many companies across Scotland and beyond. Our supply chain expertise and adaptability helps our customers not only trade internationally but to also consolidate operations, increasing their flexibility, productivity and capacity – saving them both time and money.

A wide range of cargo passes through Montrose Port and is handled by our experienced stevedores. We have the ability to handle almost all cargo types and currently have a thriving trade in forest products, dry bulk, agribulk, bread bulk as well as unitised and offshore oil materials.

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

Onsite services at the port:


Onsite stevedoring at Montrose Port Authority has been provided for several decades by our trusted partners, Rix Shipping (Scotland) Ltd and Whyte Cargo Handlers Ltd who operate material handlers, mobile cranes and FLTs.

Our stevedores ensure vessels are turned around with our trademark flexibility and efficiency, on a 24/7 basis. Customers can also use any company they choose to suit their individual needs.

Services include:
  • Customs Clearance
  • International export and import documentation
  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Inventory management
    Bunkering is supplied by Highland Fuels who are also based at the Port. They supply UK sourced marine gas oil for all types of vessels, from pleasure craft and fishing boats to ferries and supply vessels.
    Our fresh water supply is tested weekly and customers can access this from hydrants on the quayside, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Waste management is carried out in accordance with regulations from the relevant authorities.
    Montrose Port Key Highlights:
    • Largest Chain and Anchor port in Europe
    • Close proximity to North Sea offshore energy industry
    • Economical harbour side leasing opportunities
    • Onsite stevedoring available 24/7
    • Bulk and break-bulk stevedoring available
    • Trust Port infrastructure
    • Marlin™ SmartPort software
    • 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
    • Flexibility to utilise your own choice of support service

    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


    Baker Hughes

    Tenant case study
    Baker Hughes has been a tenant at Montrose Port Authority since 1993, with both parties enjoying the long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship which has developed over the decades.

    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.

    Other services we provide:

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