Situated just 30 miles from the North Sea, Perth Harbour connects easily to the area’s excellent network of motorways, dual carriageways and national rail network, making it ideal for fast and easy transportation of goods to all areas of Scotland and Northern England.
Perth Harbour provides a lower cost alternative to larger coastal ports and, by cutting haulage miles, generates both financial and environmental benefits.
Open to shipping round the clock, Perth Harbour accepts coastal and dry bulk ships up to 90 metres in length, carrying up to 2,500 tonnes from Europe, the Baltic or Scandinavia.
Because of its scale, vessels can be received on one high tide and depart on the next, ensuring maximum efficiency.
Cargoes passing through Perth Harbour range from traditional agricultural related cargoes such as animal feedstuffs and fertilisers to timber, chemicals and baryte ore.
Located within a thriving business hub, and only a short distance from the city centre, the harbour also benefits from a growing community of commercial neighbours, including some of Perth’s most successful and long-established companies.
Navigation of the River Tay between Dundee and Perth requires pilotage, which is arranged by Forth and Tay Navigation Service. The Perth Harbour Master will arrange for the services of local qualified pilots to assist vessels in transit between Balmerino and Perth. The contract for the services of a pilot is between the pilot and the vessel’s owner and the account will be submitted directly from the pilot to the shipping agent. Masters are strongly advised to make use of this facility although it is not compulsory and is not provided under the terms of the Pilotage Act 1987.
Masters of vessels should note that the Dundee compulsory pilotage area extends to a western limit delineated by a line extending from, on the north side, the rivulet called the Burnmouth of Invergowrie to; on the south side, the place where the Monastery of Balmerino was situated. This area includes both the Tay road and rail bridges.
For further details visit http://perthharbour.co.uk