Muritai vessel built in Montrose Scotland

Muritai – A New Zealand Veteran

By John Aitken 1922, the reputation of the Coaster Construction Company shipyard on Rossie Island, Montrose for high class workmanship was obviously travelling far and wide as they received an order for a twin-screw ferry for Eastbourne Council in North Island, New Zealand. Their successful tender was one of several which had been vetted by a prominent naval architect of …

Day of the Seafarer - Pilot Ross Marshall at Montrose Port

Day of the Seafarer 2022

Saturday 25th June 2022 marks the 12th anniversary of International Day of the Seafarer. Organised by the International Maritime Organization, Day of the Seafarer is an occasion that allows us to pay tribute to seafarers worldwide and thank them for their contributions. For this year’s theme – ‘Your Voyage – Then and Now’ – Ross, one of our pilots, kindly …

John Lawrie Metals expands decommissioning facility at Montrose Port

John Lawrie Metals expands its decommissioning facility at Montrose Port

John Lawrie Metals Ltd, the leading metal recycling and processing company in the north and northeast of Scotland, has announced the expansion of its dedicated decommissioning facility at Montrose Port.  The original “off-quayside” decommissioning site on the South Quay, which was Permitted under the Waste Management and Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 and the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 in …

The Edda Brint service operation vessel for Seagreen

Vestas SOV for Seagreen Named

Norwegian offshore wind service company, Edda Wind, has named its latest service operation vessel (SOV) the Edda Brint at a naming ceremony at Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain.  Launched in 2021 and to be delivered in August, Edda Brint is a 82.85 metre-long vessel being purpose built for Vestas, the wind turbine maintenance contractor, for the Seagreen offshore wind farm …

Montrose Port Authority and Baker Hughes win award at Multimodal Awards 2022

Montrose Port and Baker Hughes win national safety award

Montrose Port Authority and Baker Hughes were named as the winners of the Innovation in Port Safety Award at the 2022 Multimodal Awards ceremony in Birmingham this week. This safety award acknowledges both parties’ commitment to the environment and the welfare of workers as well as their wider local community. The Multimodal Awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, …

Local businesses getting behind Angus Jubilee celebrations

Businesses across Angus are being urged to participate in planned celebrations to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee later this month. The plans are being organised by the Lord Lieutenant of Angus, Patricia Sawers, as well as her deputy Robina Addison and her husband Norman Fiddes, and will bring together school, community organisations, businesses and individuals to celebrate 70 years of …

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Balmoral brings jobs boost to Montrose with new quayside facility

A major jobs boost has been announced for Montrose as plans for a new quayside manufacturing facility at the town’s port were unveiled by a leading North-east business. Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec has agreed to invest a seven-figure sum to create an advanced composites manufacturing facility on the quayside at Montrose Port where large scale components for the offshore energy sector …