Lerwick

Authority/Operator

Lerwick Port Authority

UK Ports Association

British Ports Association (BPA)
http://www.britishports.org.uk

Ownership

Trust

Contact

Albert Building,
Lerwick
Shetland ZE1 0LL

Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692991
Fax: +44 (0) 1595 693452
Email: info@lerwick-harbour.co.uk
Website:  www.lerwick-harbour.co.uk

Pilotage

Pilotage is compulsory for vessels navigating within the Pilotage limits of Lerwick Harbour, which fall within the following categories, namely:-

(a) every ship carrying passenger(s) and having a registered of not less than 30 metres.

(b) every oil tanker having gross tonnage of not less than 1600 intending to berth, anchor, shift within, or transit through the area of the Inner Harbour

(c) every ship having onboard any explosive article or an explosive substance ten kilograms in weight and to which Article 3 of The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 37) apply and which have the characteristic properties and are classified as Class 1, Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.5 by Schedule of said Regulations.

(d)  i) other than a fishing vessel, every vessel exceeding 25 metres in length towing or under tow.

ii) every fishing vessel of which the registered length exceeds 47.5 metres towing or under tow.

(e) every vessel able only to manoeuvre with difficulty.

(f) every vessel having a gross tonnage of not less than 3000 intending to berth, anchor, shift within, or transit through the area of the Inner Harbour.

Pilot Boarding: Vessels entering by the south entrance will be boarded west of Kirkabister Lighthouse or near Knab Point if weather conditions are unsuitable. Vessels entering by the north entrance will be boarded abeam of the Green Holm and 0.5 miles NE of Beosetter Holm. If boarding conditions in this area are unsuitable, the south entrance must be used.

Approx annual tonnage

900,000 Tonnes – cargo; 11,000,000 GT – shipping

Principal traffic

Containers (lo/lo);
Unit loads (ro/ro);
Vehicles/wheeled cargoes;
Passengers;
Dry bulks;
Refrigerated products;
Hazardous cargoes;
Oil/petroleum;
Other liquid bulk;
Offshore;
General cargo;
Livestock;
Fish

Access/Accommodation

Tidal Berths
Max depth: 12.5m
Max size of vessel accepted: N/A
No of berths: 40
Berth total length: 3,892 m

Location

Lat: 60º 10’ N; Long: 01º 09’ W 180 nautical miles from both Bergen and Aberdeen.

Port contacts

Chief Executive: Capt Calum Grains

Email:calum@lerwick-harbour.co.uk

Cruise and Marketing Manager: Melanie Henderson

Email:melanie@lerwick-harbout.co.uk

Harbourmaster: Alexander Simpson

Email:alexander@lerwick-harbour.co.uk

Deputy Harbourmaster: Neil Arthur

Email:neil.arthur@lerwick-harbour.co.uk

24-hr Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692991

Storage

Open: 120,000 sq m
Covered: 2,600 sq m
Refrigerated: 600 sq m

Transport connections

Nearest int’l airport: Sumburgh, 40km

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Stevedoring provided by private operators

Cranes
Mobile: various up to 250T
Linkspans: 2
Other ro-ro: fixed concrete ramp

Other handling equipment
Forklifts: various

Facilities & services

Pontoons for leisure craft;
Ship repair;
Chandlers;
Bunkering;
Towage;
Ice Supply;
Seamen’s Mission

Waste Disposal:
Various

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VESSELS IN AND AROUND THE PORT

MAP VESSEL KEY Click here to view the map vessel key

Shipping Map Key

PLEASE NOTE: Vessel positions may be up to one hour old or incomplete.
Data is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.

TIDE TIMES AND HEIGHT Click here to view the tide times and heights for today

Tide Times & Heights for Lerwick on 23rd November 2020
05:42 - High Tide ( 1.71m )
11:43 - Low Tide ( 1.21m )
17:39 - High Tide ( 1.83m )

CURRENT WEATHER Click here to view a 5 day weather forecast for the port

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