As Grangemouth hits 50, new look at Forth Ports

On Saturday May 7, 1966, the Sea-Land freight service called into the Port of Grangemouth for the first time as part of the Europe and American shipping route transporting mostly Scotch whisky for onward travel to the United States.

This weekend, the Port of Grangemouth celebrates its 50th anniversary as Scotland’s largest container port, handling at least 30% of Scotland’s gross domestic product.

The terminal has handled more than three million containers over the past 50 years and today handles more than £6 billion worth of goods each year including spirits, food, steel plate, timber, paper and equipment for the oil and gas industry.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the port, along with all the Scottish operations of Forth Ports, are being rebranded with a fresh look and feel for the business.

The rebranding was designed by Edinburgh-based design agency Blood Creative. Signage, livery, containers and stationery will all be updated as part of the rebrand.

Charles Hammond, group CEO of Forth Ports said: “We are excited about reaching this significant milestone in the history of the port.

“Over the past 50 years the port has changed and adapted to the changing needs of our customers and we are now Scotland’s largest container port and makes a major contribution to the economy of Scotland.

“We look forward to continuing to play our part for Scotland in the next 50 years.”

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