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Leith

Geographical Position

55° 59’ N 03° .10’W South Side of the River Forth, the port for Edinburgh.

Entrance to Leith docks is through an entrance lock which operates 24 hours / 7 days except on 1st January and 25th December. Lock dimensions are 259.10 x 31.60 metres. Maximum size of vessel which can be handled is 210 metres loa x 30 metres beam x 9.75 metres draft, Max. Draft in Imperial Dock is 9.15 metres.

Water density: Brackish

Leith approach channel from Leith approach buoy to entrance lock is maintained at a dredged depth of 6.71 metres below Admiralty chart datum.


Towage

Owned and operated by Forth Ports Plc.

5 Voith Schneider tractor tugs. Bollard pull: 1 x 50 tonnes,1 x 30 tonnes, 2 x 19 tonnes, 1 x 12 tonnes.

Tugs use ship’s lines, vessel is met at Leith approach buoy. Prevailing wind is SW. Manoeuvring at the lock entrance can be difficult during heavy weather.


Berths/Craneage

Principal berths vessels are at Imperial Dock and The Harbour. Available craneage is 2 x Gantry cranes for pipe handling, 3 x 15 tonne grab / general crane, 1 x Liebherr Harbour Mobile 36 tonnes @ 16 mtrs, 4 x Sennabogan 870 Mobile Material Handlers.Normal working hours – dry cargo:
Mondays to Thursdays 0800 – 1700. Fridays 0800 – 1600. Meal break 1200 – 1300.
Overtime is available in the evenings, on nightshifts and at weekends subject to labour availability

Supplies (Bunkers / FW / Stores / Repairs)
Bunkers - Can be supplied using road cars. Prior agreement is required. Shipchandler, laundry, deck/engine repairs, nav aid repairs all available. Fresh Water – available ex quay.

Leith


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