Saturday 18th Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

Queensferry Crossing puts focus on Rosyth Gateway

Rosyth on the Firth of Forth is taking advantage of the opening of the £1.3 billion Queensferry Crossing to promote itself a Scotland’s international gateway.

Queensferry CrossingThe three landowners along the waterfront – Babcock International Group, Forth Ports and Scarborough Muir Group are supporting an initiative set up by Fife Council and Scottish Enterprise to showcase Gateway Rosyth.

Councillor Altany Craik, spokesperson for Gateway Rosyth, said: “Gateway Rosyth is perfectly suited to marine, energy, logistics and engineering companies and we want the world to know that it is the ideal place for businesses to locate, invest and prosper.”

The 1.7 miles Queensferry Crossing, the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world, has been built in response to congestion on the existing Forth Road Bridge. It is the first ever use in Scotland of variable mandatory speed limits to smooth traffic congestion via an Intelligent Transport System.

“There has been significant investment in site infrastructure in recent years to allow for the construction of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the newly opened Queensferry Crossing. Babcock Rosyth now boasts the UK’s largest non-tidal deep water basin and operates Scotland’s only direct freight ferry service to Europe. I firmly believe that there is no better location for UK businesses with global aspirations or for multinational companies looking to improve their operations,” said Craik.

Scarborough Muir Group is developing ‘Queensferry One’ a 120 acre development offering industrial, office, warehousing and leisure space adjacent to the new Queensferry Crossing.