Forth Ports plots green port bid for Edinburgh, Grangemouth and Rosyth
Forth Ports, owner of seven ports on the east coast of Scotland, will submit a “green port” bid to the Scottish Government.
A graphic of the planned renewable energy hub at Port of Leith.
Grangemouth is home to Scotland’s freight hub and a petrochemical cluster while Fort Ports plans to create a £40 million renewable energy hub at Leith.
Fife and the City of Edinburgh are also expected to feature in Forth Ports’ green port bid.
Forth Ports is currently evaluating sites in Fife, along the north shore of the Firth of Forth, from Longannet to Rosyth.
Edinburgh Airport is expected to be included due to its international connectivity benefits.
Each location is “uniquely placed” to deliver on all of the objectives of the proposed Green Ports policy, Forth Ports claimed.
Green ports are the Scottish Government’s spin on freeports, designated zones with lower tax levies and less regulations designed to fuel economic growth in disadvantaged areas . . . .
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