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Commercial Cargo

Fraserburgh Harbour is situated in the North East corner of Scotland and has great potential for commercial and oil related traffic due to its close proximity to Scandinavia and the Baltic States.

Fraserburgh has good road communications to Aberdeen (A952 – 40 miles) with other links to a wide hinterland. Airport and rail facilities are based in Aberdeen. Local transportation facilities and customs services are provided as required. Fraserburgh is an ISPS compliant port with a Harbour Guard Security System operated by a mobile patrol. Pilotage is compulsory for commercial vessels of 300 GRT or over. A minimum or one hours’ notice is required for a pilot. Port movements are controlled from the Marine Watch Tower situated on the West Pier. Vessels entering, leaving or moving within the harbour must report on VHF Channel 12. Port radar is also in operation.

The harbour has easy access and safe berthing with approximately 2.5 miles of quayside. All berths can be available for commercial vessels or oil related traffic and in particular the North Pier, Provost Parks Jetty and the newly deepened North Harbour. Maximum size of vessel afloat at all times is 92 metres x 16 metres and 6.5 metres draught.  Larger vessels may be accommodated at the Harbour Masters discretion.

Fraserburgh has local stevedores and crane operators offering a 24 hour service equipped with modern cargo handling equipment, mobile cranes with lifting capacities of up to 200 tonnes, forklifts and conveyors etc. All types of cargo are handled including barley, oats, fertiliser, coal, sand, road salt, wood and fish products. Lifts in excess of 200 tonnes and 37.5 metres in length can be accommodated. There is a 50 tonnes capacity weighbridge situated adjacent to the Harbour Office also available.

The harbours pilot boat “Ailsa” provides pilotage services as well as facilitating crew changes and bay services.

Information on any of these services can be obtained from the Harbour Masters Department.

Berth Length Depth (m)
North Pier (N) 152 6.5 mlws
North Pier (S) 100 4.0 mlws
Middle Jetty 92 4.0 mlws
Provost Anderson’s Jetty 110 7.5 mlws
Provost Parks Jetty 100 6.5 mlws
Balaclava Pier 130 6.5 mlws