Clarksons Port Services (CPS), an Aberdeen-based subsidiary of international shipping services company Clarksons, said yesterday it had moved into new, larger premises on Matthew’s Quay.
It aims to benefit from being one of only a small number of shipping agencies located within the harbour boundaries.
The new site boats a wide range of plant and machinery, access to a heavy lift pad, about 17,200sq ft of outdoor storage space and a customs bonded warehouse.
CPS, previously based at 303 King Street, said the move followed a busy year for the firm as it completed a string of large projects for major engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractors.
It also continued to service bulk cargo customers, helping to keep the UK stocked with food and other essential items during the pandemic.
The firm employs about 140 people in its UK operations, including 12 in Aberdeen.
CPS director Innes Cameron said: “Our new location provides immediate access to adjacent berths which are ideal for all types of vessel, from large vessels involved across the spectrum of offshore oil and gas and renewable energy projects, to general cargo carriers and the Norwegian and African lines.”
London-headquartered Clarksons yesterday reported underlying pre-tax profits of £44.7 million for 2020, down from £49.3m the year before.