Grangemouth’s port bosses fear for the future after Scottish government ministers gave the green light for a massive container terminal at Rosyth.
Members of the government’s infrastructure and capital investment committee voted through a proposal to change harbour regulations to allow Babcock’s £85 million proposals to go ahead,
This will be met with the dismay by Grangemouth port operator Forth Ports, which maintains there is no evidence of commercial demand for an additional container terminal in the Forth.
Councillor Craig R Martin, Falkirk Council environment spokesman, said: “It is unbelievable the Scottish Government wants to create an International Container terminal in Rosyth.
“This would be direct competition to our port in Grangemouth and risks taking jobs and businesses out of our area.”