Port Of Peterhead

Port of Peterhead

Peterhead Port - Featured Port

Peterhead is one of the UK’s most versatile ports, providing exceptional all-weather, congestion-free deepwater berthing facilities at depths of up to 14 metres and serving a broad range of industries including oil and gas, renewables, fishing and leisure.

Peterhead is proud of it’s heritage as the UK’s largest white fish and pelagic (mackerel and herring) port and are building on their reputation as a traditional centre of excellence for both fishing fleets by providing a full range of constantly updated modern quayside services including on-site fish market, ice and water plants, fuel supplies, and ship repair and maintenance at their slipway, syncrolift and dry dock.

They are equally proud of the role they have played in the development of North Sea oil and gas over the past 40 years, successfully serving areas such as rig IRM, surveying, diving support, offshore logistics and safety, subsea exploration and construction.


Westminster Boskalis


Peterhead Port Authority

UK Ports Association

British Ports Association (BPA)




Harbour Office
West Pier
AB42 1DW

Tel: 01779 483600
Fax: 01779 475715
Email: info@peterheadport.co.uk
Web: www.peterheadport.co.uk


Compulsory all vessels over 3500 tonnes. VTS Channel 14

Approx annual tonnage

Shipping: 10,300,000gt Cargo: 1,400,000t

Principal traffic

Offshore Oil Logistics, Sub-sea projects, Oil/Petroleum; Dry bulks; Grain/Feedstuffs; Refrigerated products; Hazardous cargoes; Other liquid bulk; General cargo; Project cargo (heavy lift); Fish


Max depth: 11m Max size of vessel accepted: LOA: 250m; Draft: 10m; DWT: 120,000

The Port of Peterhead


Lat: 57⁰ 30’ N; Long: 01⁰ 46’ W North East Scotland, Aberdeenshire

Port contacts

Chief Executive: Ian Laidlaw
Chief Financial Officer: Stephen Paterson
Harbour Master: John Forman
Senior Asst Harbour Master: George Reid
Senior Port Engineer David Buchan
Normal hours: 24 hrs
24-hr Tel: 01779 483600


Open: Available on quayside and nearby

Transport connections

Roads: A952, A92, A90, part single, part dual
Nearest passenger rail: Aberdeen 52km
Nearest int’l airport: Aberdeen 55km

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Stevedoring provided by private operators.

Facilities & services

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Tide Times & Heights for Peterhead on 20th March 2018
02:30 - High Tide ( 3.76m )
08:20 - Low Tide ( 0.70m )
14:37 - High Tide ( 3.89m )
20:42 - Low Tide ( 0.56m )

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