Near doubling of oil-related work at LerwickNews // November 2, 2007
The continuing increase in oil-related traffic at Lerwick Harbour has provided a boost to overall activity at the Shetland port this year where total cargo handled was up 13.5 per cent at 651,250 tonnes in the first nine months compared to the same period in 2006.
The offshore industry’s shipments rose 92 per cent to 100,784 tonnes, including a huge modules support frame brought ashore from the Frigg Field for decommissioning.
Between January and September, 422 oil-related vessels used the port, an increase of 37.5 per cent and adding up to 1,344,489 gross tonnes, up 67.6 per cent.
“Activity at the port this year has been influenced by a wide range of factors, which makes the oil-related performance all the more welcome,” said Lerwick Port Authority Deputy Chief Executive, Victor Sandison.
“The port’s capacity to handle larger vessels continues to make an important contribution to activity.”