Whyte Cargo Handlers – which is family-owned and has been operating since 1983 – has added a new 12,000 square feet steel portal warehouse unit to house specialist cargo and provide equipment storage.
The group has further invested to upgrade its heavy plant fleet, adding two new Liebherr mobile cranes with elevating cabs, believed to be the first of their kind anywhere in the UK.
Managing director John Mullen said the group had made the investments after seeing increased trade coming into the docks.
The improvements follow several years of work by Montrose Port Authority to upgrade deep water quaysides to accommodate larger vessels and to improve hard-standing storage areas within the docks.
Mr Mullen said the Port’s multi-million pound investments were paying dividends for the town, even despite the impact the fall in the global oil price has had on energy related work from the North Sea.
“There’s no question about it,” Mr Mullen said.
“The deep water berth are attracting major customers (to Montrose) who need to be serviced within the Port and that is where we come in.”