Lerwick Port Authority

+44 (0) 1595 692991

Port Services

Comprehensive support services are provided by a range of skilled marine sector providers operating from Lerwick Harbour.   



D&B Shipping Ltd

Denholm Port Services

GAC Shipping (UK) LTD    

Graypen Ltd

Toll Clock Centre, North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PE
T: +44 (0) 1595 694398 (24hrs) 
E:  sullom-voe@graypen.com

Peterson (UK) Ltd

Greenhead Base, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PY
T: +44 (0) 1595 694 242
E: ops@onepeterson.com  

Seletar Shipping


Animals Lairage

NorthLink Ferries Ltd

Purpose-built lairage facilities incorporate permanent external pens, a covered area and housing pens and welfare facilities, four loading and unloading bays and external temporary sheep pens.


Cargo Handling


GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd

Peterson (UK) Ltd

Discharge by Grab; loading by Elevator.

Serco Northlink Ferries Ltd 

Tulloch Developments Ltd

Ship charter, loading & discharging by excavator, delivery with lorries.


Refer to British Admiralty Charts No. 3270, 3271 & 3272.

L.H.D. Marine Supplies Ltd



Germany – Dieter Glaser – Tel: +44 (0) 1595 695 956

Sweden – Iain Tulloch – Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692 991

Container Handling

Lift on/Lift off up to 20 tons. RO/RO facilities.

1×20 m. and 1×7.4 m. wide hydraulic linkspans; 1×16 m. wide concrete ramp; 1×40 tonne and 1×140 tonne cranes available.

Covered Slipway


Covered 30m x 350 tonne slipway.   


Peterson (UK) Limited

Tel: 01595 694242
100Te MHC 130S Harbour Crane - fleet of mobile/all-terrain cranes from 100Te to 220Te – other crane types/capacities available upon request.

Shetland Line (1984) Ltd.(A member of the Streamline Shipping Group)

Tel: 01595 692869
220Te Grove mobile crane available.   

Tulloch Developments Limited

Tel: 01595 741427
55Te & 70Te mobile cranes; up to 40Te/metre crane trucks; larger cranes and crawler available on request.


Public supply available at certain berths.


Hydrants on all quays. Local fire service.


Marine Gas Oil is available and supplied by tanker at most berths or at dedicated fuel bunkering points at Greenhead Base, Gremista and Holmsgarth. Oil bunkering points at some berths including deep water berths. Other supplies by main oil companies.

Highland Fuels Limited

Tel: 01595 694348
Fax: 01595 695682

Scottish Fuels

Tel: 01595 693466

L.H.D. Marine Supplies Ltd.


Peterson (UK) ltd

Tel: 01595 694242


Peterson (UK) Ltd

T: +44 (0)1595 694242


T: +44 (0)1595 695717

E: projectlogistics@clarksons.com 

E: lerwick@clarksons.com


By Lerwick Port Authority on request.

Offshore Service Base

Greenhead Base has seven berths, up to 9m C.D. and over 780 metres of quays where Peterson UK Ltd operate a multi-purpose service base. All quays are operated by Lerwick Port Authority and are common user. The base also hosts a 20,000 square metre licensed quayside decommissioning pad (operated by Veolia/Peterson), fabrication facilities, engineering works, offices and warehousing, lifting and distrubiton, plus open storage and laydown. 

Peterson (UK) Ltd

Tel: 01595 694242

Oil and Chemicals

24-hour oil spill response provided by Lerwick Port Authority.  


No dock police. Security services available.

Police Scotland 

Northern Isles Area Command - Telephone 101  


UK standard conditions for towage and other services (revised 1983 and 1986) apply. 

Lerwick Port Authority Harbour Tugs available on request - 21.4 tonne and 24 tonne bollard pull. 

Tug Data Sheet [PDF format 1.6KB]


Public Weighbridge operated by Lerwick Port Authority, located at Holmsgarth, Lerwick.