Scotland’s gateway to the world

Clydeport is part of the vast network of Peel Ports Group, one of the largest port operators in the United Kingdom.

Our world-class facilities and excellent locations mean that we’re able to serve a variety of different businesses, improving the journey of goods from Scotland to the rest of the world. Whether you’re looking for the deepest sea entrance in Northern Europe or the busiest cruise terminal in Scotland, Clydeport is home to some of the biggest, deepest, busiest and most advanced facilities in Europe.

Clydeport’s main terminals are King George V Dock, Greenock Ocean Terminal, Hunterston PARC and Ardrossan. But it’s not just our locations that set us apart; nor the fact that we’re also the harbour authority of the river Clyde and its estuary, managing a jurisdiction of 450 square miles, it’s also our commitment to invest logistics solutions through rail, water and road.

Clydeport has extensive experience in handling key commodities such as containers, forest products, agribulk, project and bulk cargo and are proud of our long-term, excellent customer relationships – our customers are at the heart of what we do! You can download our new 2019 brochure HERE.

Key contact

  • Elaine Bennett

    Sales Manager Bulks, Metals & Forest Products

    07836 331715


Port location

Clydeport is a bustling network of ports which are ideally placed to service Scotland's largest city and industrial centre. But more importantly than this, Glasgow, Greenock, Hunterston and Ardrossan are Scotland’s gateway to the world.

We're also the controlling Port Authority for 450 square miles of the River Clyde, giving our customers the space, facilities and expertise to store and process more than 15.4 million tonnes of cargo a year and help them handle thousands of passengers.

Our 'can do' attitude and West Coast resourcefulness help businesses grow and commerce thrive in an exciting environment that provides companies facilities which can be as flexible as our service is accommodating.

Clydeport Head Office
16 Robertson Street
G2 8DS

0141 221 8733

Key contact numbers:                   

King George V – 0141 445 2241, Colin Bankier

Greenock Ocean Terminal  – 0147 588 6302, Hugh Hardie               

Hunterston – 0141 241 8503, Craig Donald                         

Marine Services – 01475 726221 – Brian Forestt

Robertson Street- 0141 221 8733

Maintenance - Bruce Clark- 01475 886329

Estuary control - 01475 886324

Property- 0141 241 8503, Craig Donald    

Industries at Clydeport


Our world-class facilities and excellent locations mean that we’re able to serve a variety of different industries, improving the journey of goods from Scotland to the rest of the world Clydeport is home to some of the biggest, deepest, busiest and most advanced facilities in Europe


Based on the banks of the River Clyde just 10 minuted from Glasgow King George V Dock (KGV) is the main up-river port serving the region.

What we can offer you

  • Importation of aggregates and other bulk commodities for construction
  • Rail linked locations reduce road miles
  • Opportunities to develop production facilities
  • Our port network provides the best access to major centres of energy development
  • The road, rail and sea connections our ports have provide onward transport options, whatever the cargo

Commodities at Clydeport


At Clydeport we have a long history of handling essential commodities such as coal, containers, forest products, project and bulk cargoes. But that’s only half the story. We also operate Scotland’s busiest cruise terminal, ensuring everything from parking to boarding is plain sailing. We’re also ideally placed to offer businesses a wide range of development properties and opportunities tailored to the shipping industry.

So whether you’re a small company looking to, well, push the boat out, or a large multinational blue chip business wanting to expand further, here at Peel Ports Clydeport we believe in working together and building lasting, long term relationships. This team effort, built on your energy and our expertise, will help you grow and us to become a vital link in your supply chain.


Resting on the banks of the Clyde King George V Dock (KGV) is the main up-river port servicing the West Coast of Scotland. Centrally located, the terminal sits on the doorstep of Scotland's extensive rail and motorway network, allowing for fast and easy distribution of bulks cargo.



As Scotland’s leading West Coast container terminal, we have stacks of experience to draw upon. Responsible for the safe handling of a throughput of 100,000 TEUs a year. At Greenock we have feeder services that connect with Southampton, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Irlam, Bilbao, Le Harve, Antwerp and transhipment to Lisbon, Leixoes and Rotterdam. We connect Scotland’s buoyant export markets with deep-sea services out of Liverpool and the English Channel ports as well as handling inbound containers for Scotland’s central belt.

 We also offer flexible storage solutions with 25,000 sq m of modern warehousing

  • On-site depot services, providing maintenance, upgrade of PTI of reefers and repair solutions for all our customers.
  • We have 372m of Quayside with 12.6m unrestricted draft, 3 ship to shore container cranes (32.5m across).
  • Large fleet of container straddle carriers.
  • Large fleet of forklifts ranging from a lifting capacity 2-16 tonnes.
  • We have 3 empty container handlers (6 high).

For more information on our current services and moving containers through Greenock please contact us HERE.


From the moment a cruise liner arrives at our twin-berth Greenock Ocean Terminal, throughout its stay, to the moment it sets sail again. Everything possible is done to look after the ship and ensure the passengers enjoy an unforgettable stay.

Your ship is here to benefit from the countries most experienced and skilled port workers and the most secure, modern facilities. And being at the heart of an interconnected network including road, rail and air, it’s convenient, accessible and open to the world.

  • Natural deep water port with a depth of 12.6m and 24/7 access.
  • Tight security controls for peace of mind.
  • At the heart of a motorway, airport, rail network.
  • Highly experienced stevedoring, porters and passenger handling staff.
  • Quay length of 376m, which allows berthing for two liners.
  • Port facilities that can berth the largest liners alongside easily.
  • Towage available but not usually required.
  • Located outwith the ECA zone.
  • Within easy sailing distance of the rest of the UK, Ireland and the Baltics.

View the Cruise schedule HERE

For more information on our current cruise services please contact us HERE

Dry bulks

Every year at Clydeport we handle and store millions of tonnes of dry bulks, ranging from coal and biomass to aggregates and chemicals. Our unique location and modern facilities, excellent road, rail and sea network, and specialist, tailor-made solutions enable lower transportation costs and a greener supply chain.

In fact we’re ideally placed to offer you an unparalleled service and excellent transport links. Whether your product is chemicals, sand or aggregates, our knowledge, customer focus, handling expertise including a large fleet of forklifts ranging from a lifting capacity of 2-16 tonnes, and state-of-the-art facilities provide the ideal port solution - efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively. We have a wide range of berthing options,with a 372m of quayside with 12.6m unrestricted draft providing flexibility in size for vessel charter, along with existing manufacturing and production locations.

For more information contact us HERE.


Energy products

Scotland is a world recognised leader in the field of renewable energy so it should come as no surprise to learn that here at Clydeport we have unrivalled expertise in the storing and handling of a diverse range of energy products and components, we have a large fleet of forklifts ranging from a lift capacity of 2-16 tonnes.

Not only can we offer deep water berthing with the ability to handle some of the world’s largest vessels due to a 372m quayside with 12.6m unrestricted draft,  but we’re ideally located to help our clients reach their customers quickly and easily with excellent transport links.

Our resourceful and energetic workforce will provide you with a service that is as reliable as it is efficient.

For more information on our current Energy Product services please contact us HERE.

Forest products

Here at Clydeport we handle and store huge quantities of forest bulk products intended for a wide range of industries and manufacturers throughout the UK. From stevedoring to storage, to dispatch, we can offer you a comprehensive range of services to improve efficiency and add value to your supply chain with our large fleet of forklifts ranging from a lift capacity of 2-16 tonnes and a 372m of quayside with 12.6m of unrestricted draft.

Our facilities at Clydeport are close to Scotland’s major forest product importers, and next to the population centre of Glasgow we have full EDI capability for container and forest product operating systems. Our multi-modal connectivity gives us excellent links to motorway, rail and sea networks, maximising water transport and minimising use of roads. This will give both you and your customers a more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to deal with pulp, paper and timber.

For more information on our current Forest Product services please contact us HERE.

Liquid bulks

Whether your bulk liquids are fuels, oils, fats, additives or acids, at Hunterston in Clydeport, we have the space, knowledge and infrastructure to help you design and build the perfect facilities on site. This will allow you to store and process your liquids expertly, safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Alternatively we also have ample storage with our existing tank capacity with a wide variety of sizes and types available for long or short term storage.

For more information on our current Liquid Bulk services please contact us HERE.


We offer fast, easy distribution of metals throughout Scotland from our specialised ports in KGV and Greenock. Both benefit from deep water docking of 372m of quayside with 12.6m unrestricted draft with exceptional efficiency and productivity in vessel loading, unloading and turnaround times with excellent transport links. These ports also have specialist handling expertise with one system, one invoice and one point of contact.

We have the flexibility for both long and short-term storage in 18 acres of outside space for metals, which includes 13 acres right next to a deep water berth. So whatever your metal handling needs, you can be confident we have the mettle to meet your requirements.

For more information on our current metal services please contact us HERE.

Project cargo

Here at Clydeport we love a challenge. And the bigger the better. Whether you’re delivering the kind of load that’s just too big or too heavy to be shipped through normal channels or simply want to grow the volume of goods you’re moving through UK ports, our Project cargo service can handle it. We have the ability to handle OOG/ Project Cargo.

This service has been developed to deal with cargo that varies from the normal to the abnormally large and excessively heavy. For us, these jobs aren’t a problem, they’re an opportunity to provide the perfect solution. A service that handles everything from power station transformers to large silos and even wind turbines.

Project cargo always delivers, whatever the job.

For more information on our current Project cargo services please contact us HERE.

Solutions at Clydeport


Here at Clydeport we’re a provider of first-class facilities and services. We have a range of solutions on offer from marine to container services to ensure your cargo is handled efficiently through each of our locations.

Container depot services

At Greenock we provide a one stop shop for all container services and can offer a full range of depot services for dry, refrigerated and specialist equipment. These range from inspection and grading of equipment, to CSC plating and steam cleaning. We also have refrigerated equipment and offer pre-trip inspection along with electricity plug ins. To keep everything ship shape we can arrange container re-sprays and offer floor repairs and panel and frame straightening renewal.

Cruise services

Our Greenock Ocean Terminal has space for 60 coaches and can facilitate the fast, comfortable transfer of thousands of passengers to their liner - or take them to the many fabulous attractions Scotland has to offer on a stopover daytrip. The terminal also provides convenient access to rail, air and motorway networks for any onward journey.

We have extensive security provision which includes full shore-side checks and screening facilities including x-ray. In terms of towage, tugs are not compulsory but can be ordered with as little as two hours’ notice. We have pilots and linesmen available 24/7, with no restrictions on arrival or departure times. We have world class facilities for the berthing, servicing, safety and security of cruise ships of all shapes and sizes. Cruise ships have space to manoeuvre off the terminal and come alongside at any state of the tide. There are generous passenger car parking facilities on site and our terminal provides access to a host of local information for both passengers and crew. Greenock is also within easy sailing distance of the rest of the UK, Ireland and the Baltics.

Marine services

At Clydeport our marine team manage the provision of key marine services to shipping operators using the port. These include pilotage, towage, security, VHF radio, bunkering, fresh water and waste disposal. We also offer ship lay-up facilities.

Offshore solutions

Here at Clydeport we’re experts in offshore fabrication and installation operations. For instance, when it comes to wind farming, we’re unique in the UK, combining our land, facilities, fabrication and installation capabilities and partnerships, to offer you a one stop shop for storage, supply, logistics and O&M.

We help you maximise your offshore opportunities as much as we help you maximise your onshore ones. That’s why, as well as all the other services we provide, we offer you world class shipbuilding and repair expertise through our associations with Cammell Laird and the A&P Group.

It’s a service portfolio that perfectly complements our own renewable energy, marine and project cargo offerings. One which offers specialist commercial, upgrade, conversion, fabrication, engineering and refit opportunities.

Port-centric warehousing and logistics

Whether you want to simply store a few pallets in a multi-user warehouse or lease your own facility, our team of experts will be on hand to deliver your ideal solution. And as we have facilities centred around all of our Clydeport locations, we can offer you a port-centric solution at the heart of Scotland’s major population and manufacturing regions.

Port security

At Peel Ports Clydeport we want the equipment and the goods we have on-site to be safe and well cared for. That’s why we make sure that our Port Security Authority operates according to best in class standards, guaranteeing complete confidence in the safety and security of you and your assets.

Each port ensures that the quality of their security isn’t just high, but consistent with the highest expectations of the industry. Each maintains oversight of their port’s geography and the facility infrastructure. So you can have complete peace of mind knowing that, whatever goods you have, they’re being handled and stored in one of the most secure port environments in the UK.


At Clydeport we offer:

  • Secure indoor and outdoor storage facilities
  • Warehousing and workshop space
  • Office accommodation
  • Potential to develop bespoke facilities

For more information please contact Craig Donald on 0771 786 7680 or email on


Here at Clydeport we have excellent rail links and can offer you fast, efficient loading and unloading of freight trains, giving you a seamless service between rail and water.


We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals working for us full time here at Clydeport. We currently have a dedicated team of stevedores operating the complex machinery and offering a service which is second to none. You will benefit from their friendly resourcefulness, knowledge and experience in handling a wide range of commodities through the port.

SOLAS container weighing

From July 2016, an amendment to the SOLAS Convention will require every loaded export container ship to have its weight verified before it’s loaded on to a ship.

With all containers converging on ports to be loaded on ships, terminals have been suggested as the most logical point in the supply chain to weigh boxes. Clydeport has undertaken a lengthy consultation process with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and its customers to develop a system that will help avoid potential export disruption for exporters. Clydeport will have the ability to weigh all containers as pert of an in-process weighing scheme, which will not impact on productivity.

Container shipping and logistics

At Greenock, when it comes to containers, we tick all the right boxes for our customers. Of course we load, unload and store their goods in the safest, most efficient, most cost-effective way. But that’s only half the story. The other half involves booking systems, flexibility, repair, reliability, management and added value. Whatever the box…whatever the cargo.

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Properties at Clydeport

At our Clydeport locations we can offer you a range of property solutions including:

  • Secure indoor and outdoor storage facilities
  • Warehousing and workshop space
  • Office accommodation
  • Potential to develop bespoke facilities

For more information please contact our Clydeport property expert Craig Donald on 0771 786 7680 or email on