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
"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."
There has, in recent years, been a growing demand for increased capacity within Aberdeen Harbour, both in terms of activity volume, but also in the need to accommodate increasingly large vessels...Read More
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.
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
20th January 2015
Aberdeen Harbour's Marine Operations Centre played host today, 20th January, to a visit by the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, and the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Jim Murphy.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.
Thousands of people gathered at the Harbour on July 1, 1909 to witness the world-famous magician and escapologist Harry Houdini dive into the chilly water whilst chained and handcuffed.Read More
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One of the most famous ships built in Aberdeen Harbour was the Thermopylae.Read More