MANAGERS of Scotland’s largest container port have pledged further investment as major upgrades take place.

More than £6 billion worth of goods travel through the Port of Grangemouth every year, including steel plate, timber, paper and equipment for the oil and gas industry.

Resurfacing work is now under way at the Forth Ports-owned site as part of efforts to increase capacity and the speed of servicing vessels. Worth £1 million, it is expected to be complete next month.

Meanwhile, a multi-million pound ship to shore container crane and IT systems are due in 2018.

Port manager Derek Knox said: “Significant investment at Grangemouth keeps us ahead of the market in Scotland.

“The investment in surfacing, crane and terminal operating system to increase terminal capacity and efficiency continues to ensure the port is well equipped to meet the future demands of our customers.

“We will continue to invest in the terminal and seek further opportunities to increase capacity, create portcentric warehousing and service improvements.”