Today, Aberdeen Harbor can accommodate vessels up to 165 meters long, 26 meters wide, with draft of 8.5 meters, and carrying up to 18.5 thousand gross tons. The port contains 12.8 thousand square meters of transit sheds and direct rail connections at Waterloo Quay.
Aberdeen Harbor’s deep-water quays include the Atlantic Wharf, at 137 meters long with alongside depths from 9.3 to 13 meters. The Pacific Wharf is 205 meters long with alongside depths from 9.9 to 13.6 meters and a transit shed and heavy-lift area. With one transit shed, Waterloo Quay West is 172 long with alongside depths from 9.9 to 13.6 meters. Regent Quay East, with two transit sheds, is 255 meters long with alongside depths from 9.9 to 13.6 meters. With two transit sheds and a heavy-lift area, Telford Dock has 520 meters of berthing area with alongside depth of 9.6 to 13.3 meters. Matthews Quay contains a two-lane roll-on/roll-off ramp, a 1.6 thousand square meter transit shed, and more than seven thousand square meters of cargo-handling area. It is 236 meters long with alongside depths from 9.6 to 13.3 meters.
Berthing space at Aberdeen Harbor includes the Tidal Harbor covering 14.5 hectares with 1574 meters of quays with alongside depths from 9.6 to 13.3 meters. The Albert Basin covers 8.5 hectares and has 1525 meters of quays with alongside depths from 8.4 to 13.6 meters. The navigable River Dee covers 4.1 hectares with 928 meters of quays with alongside depths from 8.4 to 10.8 meters. The Dock area covers 1.5 hectares with 410 meters of quays with alongside depths from 9.6 to 13.3 meters, and the upper dock covers two hectares with 429 meters of quays with alongside depths from 6.6 to 10.3 meters. Finally, Victoria Dock covers 8.5 hectares with 1500 meters of quays at depths of from 9.9 to 13.6 meters.
Aberdeen Harbor offers diverse facilities and handles a wide range of cargoes. It is a busy center for the offshore oil and gas industry of the North Sea. It is Northern Scotland’s main commercial port and an important international port for roll-on/roll-off, general, and containerized cargoes. Aberdeen Harbor is Scotland’s mainland port for services to Orkney and Shetland for freight, vehicles, livestock, and passengers. Aside from oil and gas products and services, Aberdeen Harbor handles imports of forest products and exports of finished paper, agricultural products, and fish and fish-processing activities. Further, it is a popular port of call for cruise vessels.
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