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Forth Ports plc
Type Public (LSE: FPT)
Founded 1967
Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Key people Christopher Collins, Chairman
Charles Hammond, CEO
Industry Port management
Revenue £184.0 million (2008)
Operating income £47.4 million (2008)
Net income £(51.2) million (2008)
Website www.forthports.co.uk

Forth Ports plc (LSE: FPT) is one of the largest port operators in the United Kingdom. It is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is situated on the Firth of Forth. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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History

The company was established in 1967 as the Forth Ports Authority.[1] It became responsible for pilotage on the Firth of Forth in 1988.[1] It was privatised and first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1992. In 1995 it acquired the Port of Dundee on the River Tay and the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.[1] In 2007 it bought the Nordic Group, who manage terminal operations at Chatham.[2]

Operations

Forth Ports operates 5 ports on the Firth of Forth and 2 ports elsewhere:[3]

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Ports on the Firth of Forth

Other ports

Property

Forth Ports' property business owns 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land which are available for development and which form the major part of Edinburgh's waterfront.

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