Terminal plans could threaten port

Forth Ports container terminal at Grangemouth Docks
Forth Ports container terminal at Grangemouth Docks
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Plans to create a new 
container terminal at Rosyth could have a disastrous knock on effect for Grangemouth, it has been claimed.

The Scottish Government is poised to give the green light to engineering firm Babcock’s proposed £85 million Rosyth International Container Terminal project.

However, Forth Ports, operators of Scotland’s leading container terminal at Grangemouth Docks, 
believes there is no need for a further development of this type and are fighting the 
proposals.

Forth Ports divisional director Stuart Wallace said: “We see no justification for approval of this project. Scotland doesn’t need 
another container terminal.

“We have plenty of capacity to accommodate any 
increase in market demand. We don’t see any evidence of commercial demand, either now or in the foreseeable 
future, for an additional container terminal at Rosyth.”