The port has built its current trading portfolio on a number of long-standing national and international trading relationships.The port is the major distribution centre for the north of Scotland for imported fuel oils– derv, diesel, aviation fuel etc – with significant volumes arriving each year.

Other major cargoes imported through the port include packaged timber from Scandinavia and the Baltics, which is in turn distributed throughout Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom; road salt for both Highland Council and the Trunk Roads’ Authority; coal from the continent and grain from several European Ports. Another significant cargo is round logs from the West Coast of Scotland for onward shipment to manufacturers. The port also handles animal feed and fish oil imports.