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Kishorn
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Kishorn

Latitude: 57 24'N
Longitude: 05 38'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Ferguson Transport Ltd
Type: Private
Usage: Commercial
Contact name: Carol MacKinnon
Address: Integrated Freight Facility, Annat, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NN
Telephone no: 01397 773840 (Fax: 01397 773850)
E-mail: carol@fergusontransport.co.uk
Website: www.kishornport.co.uk


About Kishorn

(Adapted from the port's own website):

Kishorn Port is ISPS-TRANSEC approved for vessels of over 500T visiting the port from outwith the UK. Staff at the Port include ship's crew, warehouse, maintenance, administration and port operations.

Services available include:

* Storage and warehousing for up to 4000 pallets
* 934 Liebherr Haydraulic Dockloaders as well as heavy lift rope cranes
* Shipping and sea freight services
* Stone and aggregate from the quarry

Offshore renewables are also catered for.

Delivery of fish food to fish farms located off the west coast of Scotland has become a major activity in recent years. Because of the increase in this traffic the new port at Kishorn is designed to ease the distribution and warehousing of the stock.

A single continuous straight quay of some 120 metres in length, runs parallel to the general shoreline. At the western end, the quay projects some 40 metres from the shoreline, whilst at the eastern end the loch shore turns northward into the bay and estuary of the River Kishorn. The quay top stands 10 metres above the seabed.

The quay is open to the sea in a westerly direction with deep water close by. The quay could be occupied by vessels up to 100m or more, subject to being not always afloat but on safe aground. The present mooring bollard arrangement allows reasonable security for a vessel of up to 100m in length and approx 3500 DWT.

A regular fish food delivery service is run by Ferguson Transport from the Port along the West Coast of Scotland from as far south as Arran Mull Loch Linnhe, as far west as Loch Hourn Skye Uist Lewis Harris and as far north as the Shetland Isles. Other products handled from this facility are forestry, round wood, road salt and fertilizer.

In addition to the MV Harvest Anne, which was purchased in 2004, the owners have added to their fleet with MV Carhie Anne, which like the Harvest Anne can carry up to 80 tonnes and operates around the west coast of Scotland.


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