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Situated just 30 miles from the North Sea, Perth Harbour connects easily to the area's excellent network of motorways, dual carriageways and national rail network, making it ideal for fast and easy transportation of goods to all areas of Scotland and Northern England.

Perth Harbour provides a lower cost alternative to larger coastal ports and, by cutting haulage miles, generates both financial and environmental benefits.

Open to shipping round the clock, Perth Harbour accepts coastal and dry bulk ships up to 90 metres in length, carrying up to 2,500 tonnes from Europe, the Baltic or Scandinavia.

Because of its scale, vessels can be received on one high tide and depart on the next, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Cargoes passing through Perth Harbour range from traditional agricultural related cargoes such as animal feedstuffs and fertilisers to timber, chemicals and baryte ore.

Located within a thriving business hub, and only a short distance from the city centre, the harbour also benefits from a growing community of commercial neighbours, including some of Perth's most successful and long-established companies.

Grant assistance

The Waterborne Freight Grant, administered by Transport Scotland, helps companies with the extra operating costs associated with moving freight by water instead of road. The grant assists companies with coastal and short sea shipping costs for up to three years. For further information visit:

Perth Harbour Facilities

AccommodationThe area of the Tidal Basin is 1.2ha, with 418 metres of quayage. Depths at the quays at low water vary according to the height of the river. Vessels lie aground at low water and the harbour bottom is mud. Depth in the Harbour at HWST is 4.6 metres.

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Charges, Rates and Duties

Schedules of charges

Rates and Duties Levied on Vessels at the Port and Harbour of Perth.

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Tidal Information

HSWT is 4.6 metres. Depth at low water varies according to the height of the water in the river, but the harbour never dries out.

Tidal Information
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