Aberdeen Harbour is one of the UK’s busiest ports. A world leading marine support centre, it is the principal port for the energy sector in Western Europe and serves a number of industries as the main commercial port in the North-East of Scotland.
With trading links to more than 40 countries worldwide, Aberdeen Harbour generates in excess of £1.5billion GVA annually.
As a Trust Port, it invests all profits into further development, amounting to more than £35million in the last five years.
A Trust Port is an independent statutory body, created by an Act of Parliament. As such, it is not controlled by a local authority, nor is it a private business. Instead, it is run by an independent board, for the benefit of its stakeholders, and governed by its own local legislation.Read More
Thank you to all of our stakeholders who attended our recent Annual Public Meeting.
"Our Vision is to be a major, commercially successful and sustainable Trust Port, integral to the North East of Scotland’s transport infrastructure and providing an increasingly significant contribution to its economic growth."
Aberdeen Harbour Board is an independent statutory authority formed under the terms of the Aberdeen Harbour Order Confirmation Act 1960. It is responsible for the administration, maintenance and improvement of the port.
08th May 2015
The dates for the exhibition of Nigg Bay Development Framework detail at the Aberdeen City Council Offices in Marischal College are to be extended until Thursday 28th May.Read More
17th February 2015
"I am committed to leading the Board as plans develop to expand Aberdeen Harbour into Nigg Bay” - Alistair MackenzieRead More
17th December 2014
Aberdeen Harbour’s health, safety and environmental management systems have been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance as meeting international standards OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.Read More
20th May 2015
Aberdeen Harbour has announced the community groups and charities which will benefit from their 2015 Community Action Fund.Read More
20th May 2015
The Nigg Bay site is currently playing host to four drilling rigs, there as part of the Aberdeen Harbour feasibility into the construction of additional facilities at the site.Read More
16th March 2015
A joint taskforce has launched a Code of Practice to protect Bottlenose dolphins near Aberdeen’s Harbour mouth, and provide guidance to vessels operating in the port.Read More
17th February 2015
Aberdeen Harbour hosted a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Cabinet yesterday, 16 February 2015 at its Marine Operations Centre at Footdee...Read More
15th January 2015
Aberdeen Harbour Board Chief Executive, Colin Parker was joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dr. Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise on a vessel tour of the Harbour, providing them with an insight into current harbour activity and briefing them on the harbour’s strategic plans for the future.Read More
With around 90 employees, the Harbour Board's staff are at the core of the operational and administrative systems which ensure the busy international port performs efficiently and safely around-the-clock in servicing a broad range of industries.
Profitably handling record levels of activity takes a wide variety of skills and experience in a challenging work environment. The Board's major investment in the future includes staff as well as facilities and we are committed to providing ongoing training as part of career development. With security of employment and competitive packages, many of our employees are long serving.
An established Lifestyle programme encourages healthy living and safe working by the staff, and the Board gives health and safety a high priority in all aspects of port operations. At Aberdeen Harbour Board, you'll be a member of a team continuing the evolution of a port with a future.
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First established as a business in 1136 by King David 1st of Scotland, Aberdeen Harbour is, according to the Guinness Book of Business Records, the oldest existing business in Britain, with a history that has spanned almost 900 years. It is only when we map this history against the development of Aberdeen itself into a busy and vibrant city, and against a backdrop of important world events, that we can truly appreciate the port’s incredible story, and its transformation in to a modern, state-of-the-art facility.Read More