Port of Dundee - lumber

Port of Dundee Welcomes Timber Shipment Direct from the Far East

Feb. 1, 2022 - The Port of Dundee (UK)  welcomed the arrival of the 177-metre long deep sea vessel the Ha Long Bay with her cargo of 12,000 packs of plywood on board.

The large cargo vessel sailed up the Tay direct from the Far East (China) and is one of the largest cargo vessels to be handled at the busy port. The 12,000 packs of plywood were discharged in record time by the expert port team who completed the job in just 15 days.

“We are used to seeing large rigs in the Port of Dundee, but it is unusual for the port to handle such a large vessel direct from the Far East,” said David Webster, Director of Energy for Forth Ports. “Vessels like the Ha Long Bay are normally frequent arrivals at large London ports, however with the Tay’s deep water, our upgraded quayside facilities and available land we were able to berth and discharge the ship in record time.”

The large shipment of plywood is destined for UK construction projects around the country.

About Forth Ports

Forth Ports Limited owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK, including Port of Dundee. Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export and provides other marine services, such as towage and conservancy. The Port of Tilbury has invested £10 million in overhauling their four rail terminals to support increased bulk and domestic intermodal flows, as part of a hub-to-hub model with Grangemouth. To learn more, visit: Forth Ports