The City of Inverness is the economic and administrative capital of the Highlands; over recent years it has become one of the most vibrant and successful commercial centres in the UK. 

The Port of Inverness is one of the major economic hubs of the Highlands providing a vital gateway for companies in the north both to export and import a wide variety of goods and it has been at the heart of the city's growth and expansion.  It is one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep water harbours and as a result the port can offer ships almost guaranteed access irrespective of the weather.

The port lies close to the city centre and thus has excellent communications links not only with the city but the surrounding wider region. Recent developments have made the port one of the most modern in the north with excellent covered storage and laydown facilities. A brand new entrance has been created, designed to accommodate extra long loads in excess of 50m in length. Easy access to the A9 for both north and south bound traffic and the surrounding hinterland is a considerable advantage.

The Port's Mission Statement is for it to "be a progressive, vibrant driver of growth for Inverness and the Highlands and to be recognised as such by the community and by industry."

Trading with the rest of the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, the European Union and further afield, the port handles a diverse range of cargoes including oil/fuel, renewable energy machinery, packaged timber, round logs, Sterling Board, woodchips, coal, salt, animal feeds, frozen fish and a diverse range of other goods.