Golden anniversary for Port of Grangemouth
It’s been 50 years since the first container vessel docked at the Port of Grangemouth.
The terminal was the first in the UK to handle a transatlantic ship with carrying only containers as part of the Europe and American Shipping route.
Since then it has become Scotland’s largest ports handling over 3 million containers since it first opened.
As much as 30 per cent of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) goes through the port which handles £6 billion worth of goods ranging from food and drinks to steel plates and equipment for the oil and gas industry.
Forth Ports group chief executive Charles Hammond said: “We are excited about reaching this significant milestone in the history of the port.”
“Over the past 50 years the port has changed and adapted to the changing needs of our customers. We are now Scotland’s largest container port and it makes a major contribution to the economy of Scotland.
“We look forward to continuing to play our part for Scotland in the next 50 years.