Lerwick Port Authority

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Oil and Gas

Lerwick Harbour continues to evolve its support for the offshore oil and gas industry, based on over 50 years' experience of servicing exploration, production and development.

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

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Lerwick Harbour, strategically located at the heart of Europe's richest fishing grounds, is the UK's second largest fishing hub for the landing, selling, processing and shipment of seafood and for the servicing of vessels.

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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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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 100 cruise ships in a season, Lerwick Harbour makes a major contribution to Shetland's important tourism industry.

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Around 500 yachts a year call at Lerwick, with many of the crews from the UK, Scandinavia, the Continent and further a-field exploring over 1,600 miles of Shetland's spectacular coastline.

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

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