Multi-million pound upgrade to Montrose port
A major £6 million quay upgrade for Montrose Port Authority has now been completed and hopes to attract more energy companies to the area.
The move will enhance the harbour’s capacity for handling larger cargo and oil and gas ships, enabling it to broaden its scope of vessel services.
The upgrade of berths six and seven on the north side of the port has provided deeper water for berthing than before (8 metres depth) with the facility also offering much greater quayside operational working space.
The 260 metre long facility received its first vessel on October 11, the Danish Maersk Lifter, as featured in last week’s Review.
The first cargo ship at the new quay was the German-owned, Antigua and Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship Carolin G on October 13.
According to Montrose Port Authority (MPA) chief executive John Paterson, the refurbished quay forms an important component of the port’s ongoing strategy to meet the needs of a diverse range of modern cargo and oil and gas vessel sectors
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