Lerwick Port Authority

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Welcome to Lerwick Harbour Britain’s top port

Lerwick Harbour, with modern, versatile facilities for a wide variety of users, is the principal commercial port for Shetland and a key component in the islands’ economy.

At the crossroads of the North Sea and North-east Atlantic, Lerwick Harbour is Britain’s “Top Port” – the most northerly commercial harbour in the country. With two entrances, the sheltered, deep-water port is open to shipping in all weathers and operates around the clock, handling over 5,000 vessels annually.

Oil and Gas

Lerwick Harbour continues to evolve its support for the offshore oil and gas industry, based on around 40 years' experience of servicing exploration, production and development.

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Decommissioning

Lerwick is one of the first ports in the UK to handle significant offshore decommissioning projects.

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Fishing

Lerwick Harbour, strategically located at the heart of Europe's richest fishing grounds, is one of Britain's main centres for the landing, selling, processing and shipment of seafood and for the servicing of vessels.

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Cargo

Lerwick Harbour is often described as the "Port of Shetland", given its vital role in the life of the islands as the seaway for the importing and exporting of supplies, products, vehicles and livestock.

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Ferries

Designed to handle mainland and international traffic, Lerwick’s modern ferry terminal at Holmsgarth provides excellent facilities for passengers.

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Cruise Ships

As a gateway for around 30,000 passengers from cruise ships annually, Lerwick Harbour makes a major contribution to Shetland's important tourism industry.

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Sailing

More than 500 yachts a year call at Lerwick, with many of the crews from the UK, Scandinavia, the Continent and further a-field exploring Shetland's 1,700 miles of spectacular coastline.

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Property

Lerwick Port Authority is a major landowner in Lerwick with an extensive property portfolio including valuable industrial land.

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