Further Wind Farm Machinery Arrives at Inverness

7th November 2016

Machinery for two new wind farms arrived at the Port of Inverness recently.  Five ships delivered 5 complete turbines for Cairnbarrow Wind Farm in Moray and 6 complete tower sections and nacelles for the Bhlaraidh Wind Farm near Invermoriston.  The blades for the latter wind farm were delivered to Kyle…

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Last Blades Leave Inverness

24th October 2016

Last week, the last wind turbine blade left the Port of Inverness for delivery to the Dunmaglass Wind Farm, on the west side of Loch Ness.  Originally 99 blades delivered to the port from Turkey for this large wind farm project in Summer 2015 and were stored at the Port…

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Resolis WRI tour the port

5th September 2016

The Port of Inverness recently welcomed a number of members from Resolis WRI to the port for a tour.  In total members visited and were given a talk on the Port’s history and current developments together with an outline of future development plans.  The hosts were represented by Sinclair Browne,…

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Pole Star visits Inverness

25th August 2016

The Port of Inverness had a recent visit from the NLV Pole Star.  This ship is one of two operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board out of Oban.  She visited the port for two nights whilst she undertook inspections and maintenance of navigational buoys in the area. The Pole Star…

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Navy Visitor at Inverness

19th July 2016

The Port of Inverness welcomed HMS Blyth as a visitor over the weekend.  The ship is part of the First Mine Countermeasures Squadron which is affiliated to Inverness.  The visit included a reception for guests.  Port Chief Executive Sinclair Browne said, “It is a delight to welcome HMS Blyth to…

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Port of Inverness at All Energy

10th May 2016

Representatives from the port attended the All Energy Conference in Glasgow yesterday and today.  The conference is one of the largest gatherings in the UK of leading experts, developers, suppliers and consultants in the renewable energy business.  This is the third year that the port has had a stand at…

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First Arrival for Hill of Glaschyle

8th April 2016

The MV Randzel arrived in Inverness earlier this week with the first of four shipments of machinery for the Hill of Glaschyle Wind Farm.  The ship which brought in machinery and blades was built in 2006, has a GT of 3,173 and is 99m in length.  Following discharge the ship…

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Final Delivery for Edintore Wind Farm

22nd March 2016

The MV Abis Breskens sailed at the end of last week having delivered the final one of three shipments of components for the Edintore Wind Farm in Moray.  The Abis Breskens has been a regular visitor to the port over the last couple of years.  She left Inverness over the…

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First Renewable Cargo of 2016 for the Port

7th March 2016

Earlier last week, the Port of Inverness welcomed the MV Westvoorne with the first renewable cargo for 2016.  The vessel arrived on Thursday from Emden via Goole and unloaded mainly machinery parts for the Edintore Wind Farm in Moray.  In total there will be 6 Enercon E92 turbines erected.  This…

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Major New Investment at Port

5th March 2016

The Port of Inverness is delighted to announce that it has completed an extension to one of its transit sheds in response to continued demand from customers.  The £330,000 project involved the creation of additional space and remodelling internal layouts.  The construction work was undertaken by William Gray Construction and…

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Chemical Tanker Visits Inverness

23rd December 2015

The specialised chemical tanker Haugfjord arrived in Inverness this week to unload 500 tonne of dead salmon from fish farms in Shetland.  The cargo was pumped ashore for storage in secure tanks at the port for further onward transportation.  Following discharge the 45m Norwegian registered vessel departed for Stornoway.  …

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Steady performance at Port of Inverness

17th December 2015

The Port of Inverness continues to steer a steady course according to its latest annual report. Turnover rose between October 2013 and March 2015 to £1.81 million with a surplus of £202,000.  During this period the port handled a total of 898,321 tonnes of cargo. Across the board revenues increased…

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Port Employee Raises Money for MacMillan Cancer

5th October 2015

Gail Meeks, Administrator at the Port of Inverness has been very busy over the last few weeks raising an incredible £1,340 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Firstly she took part in the aptly named Loch Ness Beast Race, which involved a 10k challenge along the banks of Loch Ness.  It is…

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Moy Wind Farm Deliveries Finish at Port of Inverness

1st October 2015

The recent sailing of the Lady Adele earlier, marked the final delivery of wind farm components to the Port of Inverness for the Moy Wind Farm development just south of Inverness.  In total there have been 14 ship visits to the port with the Lady Adele being the most frequent…

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Inverness is first call on ship’s maiden voyage

22nd July 2015

Picture showing the presentation of an Inverness Harbour Trust plaque on 18th July by Captain Ken Maclean, Harbour Master, to Captain Albert Brouwer, Owner / Master of the Gibraltar registered, general cargo vessel “TRITON”.  The presentation was made to mark the maiden voyage of the vessel, carrying wind turbine towers…

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New Deputy Harbour Master Appointed at Port of Inverness

13th July 2015

The Port of Inverness is delighted to announce the appointment of Gordon Mackenzie as Deputy Harbour Master.  Originally from the Black Isle, Gordon started as a deck cadet with Denholm Ship Management in 1978 before coming ashore in 1984.  He then moved to Scrabster Harbour where in 2006 he was…

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Luxury Classic Super Yacht Visits Inverness

15th June 2015

The Port of Inverness had an usual visitor this week in the shape of 37m Fair Lady classic motor yacht.  The vessel was stopping over in Inverness for a few days before departing for the west coast via the Caledonian Canal. The Fair Lady was originally built by Camper &…

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First shipment arrives for Moy Wind Farm

8th June 2015

The MV Filia Nettie arrived in Inverness on Friday from Esbjerg in Denmark with the first delivery of wind farm components for the Moy Wind Farm just south of Inverness.  Built in 2008 the ship is 90m in length and has a gross tonnage of 2,199t.  This was her first…

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Further Activity

28th May 2015

Two further ships arrived this week with wind farm components at the port.  The MV Oceanic unloaded a cargo of 24 blades for storage for the Dumnaglass Wind Farm.  Further deliveries are expected later this week from the MV Nordic (24 blades) and the MV Cimbris (12 blades).  Once all…

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Busy Spell Ahead for Port of Inverness

26th May 2015

The first ship arrived in the Port of Inverness with wind farm components to herald the start of what will be to be a very busy time for the Port of Inverness.  The MV Wilson Caen docked in the port from Emden in Holland with the first cargo of wind…

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Port underlines green commitments

22nd December 2014

The Port of Inverness has just completed the installation of a 50kWp solar PV installation on one of the storage shed roofs. Commenting on the installation, port Chief Executive Sinclair Browne commented “We have a number of large storage sheds at the port and it made alot of sense to…

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Port

1st October 2014

Last Friday, the 26th of September, the port hosted a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer’s World’s Largest Coffee Morning.  The event was a great success with over £650 being raised.  Home baking was provided by the staff, commenting on the event, Sinclair Browne Port Chief Executive said, “The…

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HMS Grimsby Visits Inverness

16th September 2013

The Port of Inverness welcomed HMS Grimsby to the port over the weekend.  The crew had a busy weekend whilst in the port hosting a reception and a number of visits from local schools.  Port CEO Sinclair Browne commented, “We are always delighted to welcome ships from the Royal Navy…

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First Cruise Ship of the Season

17th June 2013

The Port of Inverness welcomed its first cruise vessel of the season last week.  The Serenissima arrived from Fair Isle on a cruise round Scotland.  Operated by Noble Caledonia, the 87m vessel was built in 1960 and was substantially upgraded last year. She now offers high quality accommodation for up…

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Seafarers Awareness Week

16th April 2013

Seafarers UK, the leading charity for the UK’s maritime community has announced that the Annual Seafarers Awareness Week will run from 24th/30th June this year.  This campaign is primarily aimed at raising the awareness of the UK’s dependence on seafarers. As an island nation, the UK is dependent upon the…

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Search and Rescue maritime training begins in the Inverness Firth

2nd April 2013

Last week (Tuesday, 26 March 2013) Bristow Helicopters’ Search and Rescue (SAR) crews began six weeks of special maritime training on the Inverness Firth. The exercises are part of three months of training being undertaken by Bristow’s SAR teams in preparation for the start of the UK Gap SAR contract…

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Report Highlights Importance of Ports to Scottish Economy

26th March 2013

A recent report undertaken by Oxford Economics highlights the importance of the maritime sector, and in particular the role of ports to the economic wellbeing of Scotland.  In total the maritime services sector supported an estimated £3.8 billion of Gross Value Added in Scotland, equivalent to 3.5% of the country’s…

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Further Shipment of Wind Turbines at Port of Inverness.

25th January 2013

The MV Gerarda arrived in Inverness last the weekend with the next shipment of wind turbine parts bound for the Rothes Wind Farm Extension.  The ship arrived from Ferrol in Spain with 13 towers sections forming the cargo.  Commenting on this arrival, Chief Executive Sinclair Browne said, “This is the…

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Windfarm on the Move

16th January 2013

Just before Christmas, the initial cargo for the Rothes wind farm extension arrived at the Port of Inverness.  The cargo comprised turbine blades and various other pieces of equipment for the windfarm.  The development comprises 18 turbines that are to be moved to the site at Rothes Cairn Uish near…

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Port busy in pre-Christmas period

20th December 2012

The Port of Inverness has had a busy period in the lead up to Christmas.  Following on the success of welcoming their inaugural wind farm cargo last month, the port has enjoyed further success with part of the machinery bound for the Rothes extension using the port recently.  The Oceanic…

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First Wind Turbines Arrive at Inverness

10th December 2012

The Port of Inverness recently welcomed its inaugural cargo of wind turbines. Arriving in two ships from Germany and Sweden, the 5 turbines were successfully offloaded for onward transfer to site. Commenting on the arrivals, Chief Executive Sinclair Browne said, “We are delighted to see this cargo coming through Inverness.…

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Boardroom Available For Hire

6th September 2012

If you are looking for a room to hire for meetings, The Boardroom within the Port of Inverness offers fantastic value for money in a unique setting.  The Boardroom can accommodate up to 14 people in comfort has is available for half day or full day bookings.  The Boardroom offers…

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Unusual Visitor to Port

5th July 2012

The Port of Inverness welcomed an unusual visitor last week in the form of the schooner “Meander”. Originally built in 1949 as a fishing boat, she was converted to a sailing schooner in 1992.  The privately owned vessel is 30m in length and has a sail area of 200sq m. …

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Seasonal Return for Caledonian Canal Ship

8th June 2012

The Port of Inverness welcomed back the MV Kanutta for her first visit of the year.  The vessel arrived from Corpach with a cargo of logs and came through the Caledonian Canal.  This service sees the continuation of the already highly successful development of reintroducing freight transport through the Caledonian…

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Investment pays off at Port of Inverness

4th May 2012

After lying mothballed since 2005 following a plating rupture, a fish oil storage tank has received its first cargo following completion of repairs that involved it losing almost two metres of height and being re-roofed. The tank, on land owned by the Port of Inverness adjacent to the fuel depot,…

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