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Perth Harbour Harbour Operations Information

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Perth Harbour Office
Friarton Road
Perth PH2 8BB

Phone: +44 (0)1738 624056

E-mail: perth.harbour@calmac.co.uk (Marine Enquiries Only)

https://perthharbour.co.uk

Coordinates

Lat: 56⁰ 23' N; Long: 03⁰ 26' W
On the River Tay 22 miles up river from Dundee, 29 miles from open sea.

Weather

The current weather forecast can be viewed at the following link:

Perth 7-Day Weather Forecast

ISPS

Yes

Yachts

It is recommended that all yachts contact the harbour manager before entering the harbour limits.

Cruise Ships

N/A

Cruise Ship Tenders

N/A

Commercial Vessels

Commercial vessels up to 100m are required to contact the harbour manager at least 24 hours before entering the harbour limits. Maximum permissible draught is 0.2 meters less than the predicted tide.  Final acceptance of length and draught vessel is subject to the discretion of the harbour manager. All Vessels must be suitable for NAABSA berthing. All masters are reminded to ensure they are aware of all notice to mariners in force before transiting the river. These can be found on www.perthharbour.co.uk

 

Perth Port landing

The Workboat Checklist form can be found below:

Calmac Harbours Workboat Checklist [419KB]

Fishing Vessels

N/A

About the local harbour

Situated just 30 miles from the North Sea, Perth Harbour connects easily to the area's excellent network of motorways, dual carriageways and national rail network, making it ideal for fast and easy transportation of goods to all areas of Scotland and Northern England.

Perth Harbour provides a lower cost alternative to larger coastal ports and, by cutting haulage miles, generates both financial and environmental benefits.

Open to shipping round the clock, Perth Harbour accepts coastal and dry bulk ships up to 90 metres in length, carrying up to 2,500 tonnes from Europe, the Baltic or Scandinavia.

Because of its scale, vessels can be received on one high tide and depart on the next, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Cargoes passing through Perth Harbour range from traditional agricultural related cargoes such as animal feedstuffs and fertilisers to timber, chemicals and baryte ore.

Located within a thriving business hub, and only a short distance from the city centre, the harbour also benefits from a growing community of commercial neighbours, including some of Perth's most successful and long-established companies.

Pilotage guidance

Perth - Vessels inbound for Perth must transit through Dundee harbour. Pilots can be arranged via Forth and Tay Navigation Service.

Perth Pilots - Pilotage for vessels transiting between Balmerino and Perth, is supplied by the Association of Perth Pilots. The Harbour is operated by CalMac harbours, a division of CalMac Ferries Ltd  on behalf of Perth and Kinross council. Pilotage services can be booked via the harbour operator.

Perth Pilots remain a separate legal organisation from the Harbour Authority and the Harbour Operator and thus will be invoiced as such.

Boarding -Perth Pilots will board using the Forth Ports Pilot Launch. Pilot boarding will take place at Balmerino. This can be arranged by Forth and Tay Navigation Services.

Vessels- Perth Harbour is capable of accepting vessels up to 100m. Maximum permissible draught is 0.2 meters less than the predicted tide.  Final acceptance of length and draught of any transiting vessel is subject to the discretion of the harbour manager. All masters are reminded to ensure they are aware of all notice to mariners in force before transiting the river. These can be found on www.perthharbour.co.uk

Communications - Harbour Control can be contacted VHF Radio on channel 09 call sign "Perth Harbour". The Harbour office can also contacted on:  Tel 01738 624056 (24 Hrs) .
                                                                                        

Email:  perth.harbour@calmac.co.uk

Ferry Movements

Between March and September the local Authority operate a water taxi service. This consists of two to three movements a day throughout this season. It is recommended any master or agent contacts the harbour manager for detailed information regarding movement times.

Anchorage

There is 1 anchorage at Balmerino subject to benign conditions as per Harbour Manager

Moorings

No moorings

Pontoons

Willowgate Pontoon : This is operated by the Tay and Earn trust  : Contact  Tel 01738 637245 Email info@tayandearntrust.org

Authority / Operator

Authority: Perth & Kinross Council

Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)

Approx annual tonnage

75 000GT

Principal Traffic

Dry bulks;
Grain/feedstuffs;
Forest products;
General cargo;
Barytes;

Project Cargo

River / Tidal Berths

Yes

LOA

100m

Draft

4.4m Max (Fresh Water)  Airdraft 22m

No. of berths

4

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Stevedoring provided by private operators
Various cranes, forklifts etc

Facilities

Waste - General waste can be received by harbour
Other waste by arrangement through vessel's agents. 
Water - Fresh water at all berths
Fuel - Bunkers available from road tankers

Small repairs can be undertaken locally.

Transport Connections

Roads

A912 & M90

Bus

Yes 200 yds

Rail

Yes 1 mile

Air

Perth airport 5 miles, Edinburgh Airport 40 miles

 

 

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