Lerwick

Authority:
Lerwick Port Authority
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
Transport Connections:
Nearest int’l airport: Sumburgh, 40km
Location:
Lat: 60º 10’ N; Long: 01º 09’ W 180 nautical miles from both Bergen and Aberdeen.
Storage:
Open: 120,000 sq m
Covered: 2,600 sq m
Refrigerated: 600 sq m
UK Ports Association:
British Ports Association (BPA)
http://www.britishports.org.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.
(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.
Approximate Annual Tonnage:
900,000 Tonnes – cargo; 11,000,000 GT – shipping
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
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
Principal Activities:
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 and Accomodation:
Tidal Berths
Max depth: 12.5m
Max size of vessel accepted: N/A
No of berths: 40
Berth total length: 3,892 m
Facilities and Services:
Pontoons for leisure craft;
Ship repair;
Chandlers;
Bunkering;
Towage;
Ice Supply;
Seamen’s Mission
Waste Disposal:
Various