Grangemouth offers container boost for exporters
Scotland’s exporters are expected to benefit from a new container service operating through the port of Grangemouth.
The Skylight container vessel’s arrival in the port marks the maiden call of a weekly Scottish Express (SCX) service via Teesport to Rotterdam, and will be capable of handling about 20,000 containers per annum.
Port of Grangemouth, which handles 30% of Scottish GDP, is proposed as a strategic site for a new Forth Green Freeport.
The SCX service has been secured with the CMA CGM Group, a global logistics company, and its subsidiary, Containerships, the European multimodal transport business.
Commenting on the new service, Derek Knox, head of operations at Scottish Ports, said: “The additional shipping capacity created from this new direct freight service to Europe will play a key role in fulfilling the demands of the Scottish market trading with European and International destinations.”