General Cargo

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.

Working closely with our cargo partners alongside the team at Montrose Port, you can ensure that your goods will arrive at the correct destination on time and save you money in the process.


Keeping the supply chain moving

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 flexibility help our customers not only trade internationally but 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 and unitised and offshore oil materials.

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.

Services include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • International export and import documentation
  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Inventory management

Montrose Port Key Highlights:

  • Strategic location
  • Onsite stevedoring available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Selected to pioneer Ion Marlin SmartPort launch in UK
  • Flexibility to utilise your own choice of support service
  • Bulk and break-bulk stevedoring available
  • Sheltered Harbour
  • Our reputation for smooth operations and ease of communications
  • Accessible road & rail network
  • Experience of team, CEO is also the Harbourmaster
  • Agility and speed of turnaround
  • Affordable layover costs
  • Trust Port infrastructure

"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


Case study

Baker Hughes have 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 years.


Additional Services We Provide

Our trusted stevedoring partners with bases at the Port offer excellent service to vessels, owners and agents with round-the-clock capability. Customers can also use any company they choose to suit their individual needs.
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.
Waste & Water
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.

Energy Customers

Oil, gas & renewables

Our prime location at the gateway to the North Sea means we have long been a trusted partner of some of the biggest names in the Oil and Gas industry. We are strategically placed to work with supply vessels servicing oil exploration vessels in the coastal waters and beyond.



Land & Property Leasing

Montrose Port Authority has a portfolio of residential and commercial property available for lease. We can offer office space, warehousing premises, and outdoor space for general use, with variable contract terms depending on your requirements.

The Port at a glance.

Offering around 1000 metres of quayside on both the north and south side of the harbour, Montrose Port provides a sheltered haven almost half a mile long. Port facilities include water berths to a depth of 8m, 130,000m2 of open storage, 42,000m2 warehousing and over 2000m2 of office space.

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Port Key Facts




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Our People make the port

Our success as a respected and forward thinking port is predominantly due to the level of service we provide, but also down to the people working here.

We have a close-knit team from top to bottom who know that in a Trust Port, the fruits of their labours are all reinvested in the Port.

As well as our staff we have a board of enthusiastic people who take a keen interest in the day to day running of the Port. They have a wide range of experience and expertise which is always available to help with operations.

As a hub for commerce, transport and logistics at the heart of Montrose, we see ourselves very much part of a wider community.
We work with a number of third-party organisations to keep the port running efficiently.
View and apply for career opportunities at Montrose Port Authority and across of maritime network.

Documents & Downloads

Our Tariff

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