Forth Ports opens new warehouse development at Port of Grangemouth
Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, has today opened a new multimillion pound, 50,000 sq.ft. warehouse development for EWOS - CQN Scotland, a leading supplier of fish feed in the UK.
The port, owned by Forth Ports, has invested over £2million in the development of the bespoke storage warehouse for EWOS which can accommodate over 6,000 tonnes of bulk raw materials at any one time. EWOS is based at Westfield, near Bathgate, which is around 20 minutes from the port, and manufactures fish feed pellets for fish farms across Scotland and for export to various other countries.
EWOS has this week commenced using the warehouse as part of a contract with the port to handle a significant amount of its bulk raw material requirements. The port will manage all of the cargo handling and warehouse management on behalf of EWOS.
The cargo was previously handled in Perth and, by transferring to the Port of Grangemouth, this allows larger vessels and volumes to be handled. This also reduces the carbon footprint of EWOS as there are less road miles from Grangemouth to their facility near Bathgate.
About Forth Ports Limited
Forth Ports Limited owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on the Firth of Forth – Leith, Grangemouth, Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland and Kirkcaldy.
Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export and provides other marine services, such as towage and conservancy.