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Port of Cromarty Firth is first Scottish Port to apply for new decommissioning permits
Tuesday 13 June 2017 The Port of Cromarty Firth has become the first port to apply to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for decommissioning permits under the updated regulations.  This is part of their final preparations to attract these projects and the associated jobs to the area.  
New quayside welcomes biggest single delivery of wind turbines
Wednesday 6 July 2016 Port of Cromarty Firth welcomed a fourth and final shipment of components to complete 17 wind turbine towers for the Corriemoille wind farm in Garve, Ross-shire.

Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes 5,500 cruise passengers in one day
Thursday 12 May 2016 Invergordon  welcomed three cruise ships, carrying a total of 5,500 passengers, into the town on April 29th.  This is highest ever number of passengers to come into the Port on one day. 
Port of Cromarty Firth awarded two major Beatrice Offshore Windfarm contracts
Sunday 27 March 2016 The Port of Cromarty Firth has been awarded two contracts by Seaway Heavy Lifting. These contracts will support the installation of the 84-turbine Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).
£11m boost to Highlands economy as the Port of Cromarty Firth prepares to welcome nearly 100,000 cruise passengers.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 The Port of Cromarty Firth is preparing for a record-breaking five months as staff get ready for the 2016 cruise season.  More
Oil Transfer Licence Application
Wednesday 13 January 2016 The consultation period for the Oil Transfer Licence Application has now been extended to Monday 8th February.  More
New Cranes for Port of Cromarty Firth Services
Tuesday 15 December 2015 Port of Cromarty Firth Services Ltd has invested more than £1m in the purchase of two new cranes.
Pricing Consultation Update
Wednesday 9 December 2015 An update on the 2016 Port charges consultation process.
Consultation on new pricing structure for 2016
Friday 6 November 2015 The 2016 pricing schedule and revised charging structure is now available for comment. More
HMS Natal Remembered
Thursday 1 October 2015 The communities of Invergordon and Cromarty have gathered to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of HMS Natal in the Cromarty Firth on the 30 December 1915.
Port Announces Consultation on New Pricing Structure
Friday 25 September 2015 The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced an overhaul of its pricing structure.  Changes to be announced will see the existing out of date and complicated charging regime replaced with a simplified and transparent model, bringing the Port into line with other Trust Ports across Scotland.
Scotland's 'MR Cruise' Recognised with Lifetime Achievement Award
Tuesday 15 September 2015 Captain Iain Dunderdale, Cruise Development Manager of Cruise Highlands has received the Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award for his advocacy in promoting Scotland's growing cruise business for more than 25 years.
Port to Reveal New Investment Plans
Thursday 3 September 2015 Plans for a further multi-million pound investment and expansion project by the Port of Cromarty Firth are to be unveiled for consultation later this year. 
Disney to Visit Invergordon
Friday 12 June 2015 Whilst thousands of people visit Invergordon each year, 2016 will see a somewhat more unusual group of tourists arrive in the Highland port, bringing with them a little bit of magic and excitement.
Port Expansion Project Update
Monday 25 May 2015 With the shoreline of the Cromarty Firth literally changing shape, communities around Invergordon are being given the opportunity to view progress with the multi-million £ port reclamation project, due to be completed in August 2015.
£10m boost to local economy as Port of Cromarty Firth prepares for record numbers of visitors during bumper cruise ship season
Wednesday 11 March 2015 The Port of Cromarty Firth is gearing up for a record breaking seven months as both staff and the Invergordon community prepare for the arrival of the first cruise ship next week, marking the earliest ever start to the cruise season.
Key Stage of £24m development underway
Tuesday 24 February 2015 The latest stage of work in the next phase of a multi-million pound development to enhance facilities at the Port of Cromarty Firth is underway – and has been described as a ‘solid example of the strength of partnership working’ by the Port’s chief executive.
New Rig Customer for Port of Cromarty Firth
Thursday 5 February 2015 A recently announced rig upgrade and maintenance project has marked a strong start to 2015 for the Port of Cromarty Firth. More
2015 Draft Fees for Consultation
Monday 10 November 2014 2015 draft fees now available for consultation. More
Port Investment Supports Youth Development Role
Monday 3 November 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced an annual £10,000 funding for the Ross Sutherland Rugby club.  The funding helps secure the Club’s Youth Development role for 2015 and the commitment is in place for the next 3 years.
Semco Maritime Wins 3 Rig Projects
Monday 29 September 2014 First orders for Semco Maritime Rig Projects at Invergordon, UK: Orders for equipment and upgrading of two Prospector Drilling jack-up rigs and Norwegian operated semisubmersible rig Songa Dee. More
Semco Maritime Wins 3 Rig Projects
Monday 29 September 2014 First orders for Semco Maritime Rig Projects at Invergordon, UK: Orders for equipment and upgrading of two Prospector Drilling jack-up rigs and Norwegian operated semisubmersible rig Songa Dee.
Port Delivers Key Stage of Parking Promise
Friday 29 August 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth has revealed that it has fulfilled a key stage in its pledge to create new parking facilities in Invergordon.
£4million Investment for Port of Cromarty Firth Announced
Friday 8 August 2014 Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today (Friday 8 August) announced a £4 million grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside at the Port of Cromarty Firth – bringing the total redevelopment project to £25 million. More
Rigmar announces £10 million investment in Invergordon facility
Thursday 24 July 2014 Following substantial success and a number of significant contract wins, Rigmar has signed a five-year lease agreement with Port of Cromarty Firth as part of their multi-million pound expansion plan. More
Port of Cromarty Firth Selected for Offshore Wind Farm Project.
Wednesday 9 July 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced that its deepwater engineering port facility at Invergordon Service Base has been chosen to fulfil the next phase of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.
Permission Granted for Temporary Access Road
Tuesday 1 July 2014 Permission has been granted for a temporary access road to be installed at Linear Park, Invergordon. The road will take 2 weeks to create and will be in place until August 2015. 
Port Open Day Saturday 28th June
Tuesday 17 June 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth and the Invergordon Lifeboat is holding its annual joint Open Day on Saturday 28th June. More
Trio of Cruise Ships for Port of Cromarty Firth
Friday 23 May 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth is preparing to welcome 3 cruise ships on Monday 26th May, including a maiden visit by the Queen Victoria.
Public Exhibitions to be Held
Tuesday 15 April 2014 Port of Cromarty FIrth are holding public exhibitions on the 22nd and 24th April. More
Mobilisation Ahead of £25m Expansion Project
Thursday 10 April 2014 Dredging vessels and tugs have mobilised ahead of the £25m Port of Cromarty Firth expansion at Invergordon.

16 Page Port of Cromarty Firth Supplement
Tuesday 1 April 2014 The Port of Cromarty Firth has released a 16 page supplement, detailing expansion plans and the futureof its commercial development.

Cromarty Firth is officially Scotland's leading port facility
Thursday 20 March 2014 The port is celebrating after figures released this week by Cruise Britain have confirmed its position as Scotland’s leading cruise port destination and the third most significant transit port in the whole of the UK, second only to Guernsey and Dover.

Full House for Port Supply Chain Event
Friday 7 March 2014 More than 80 industry executives attended the Port of Cromarty Firth and Semco Maritime’s first joint supply chain networking event in Invergordon this week. 
Drillers Attend Launch of New Facility
Wednesday 12 February 2014 Danish rig projects and engineering firm Semco Maritime has held a joint launch event in Aberdeen with their marine partners Cromarty Firth Port Authority, marking the establishment of the Danish firm’s UK home port facility in Invergordon.

Port Pledges £650,000 to Create New Parking for Invergordon
Thursday 23 January 2014 Cromarty Firth Port Authority has pledged £650,000 to create new parking facilities in Invergordon, to help ease parking congestion during peak periods of operation. More
Wednesday 15 January 2014 In an exciting move creating employment opportunities and major inward foreign investment for the Highlands and Islands, Cromarty Firth Port Authority has signed a deal with Semco Maritime, which sees the Danish market-leading energy solutions provider establishing a rig refurbishment base in the Cromarty Firth. More
North Port Takes Delivery of World’s Newest Rig
Thursday 28 November 2013 The purpose built port was selected by Prospector Offshore Drilling to take delivery of this new build rig and to undertake final preparations, prior to its mobilisation in the UK North Sea. More
Danish Warships to Visit Firth
Friday 15 November 2013 Danish warships to visit Firth More
Public Open Evening Held to Review Parking
Monday 11 November 2013 An Open Evening has been held in Invergordon to encourage both local residents and workers at the Invergordon Service base to review the current parking situation. More
Port Sponsoring and Supporting Open Evening
Tuesday 5 November 2013 Port sponsoring and supporting Open Evening in Invergordon, for all interested parties to review parking arrangements. More
2014 Port Fees and Charges Open for Consultation
Monday 7 October 2013 2014 fees and charges now out for consultation More
Marking 40 Years of the Port Authority
Monday 9 September 2013 A free afternoon of fun and entertainment was arranged for Invergordon on Saturday 7th September, to help the community celebrate a significant anniversary in the life of an important local enterprise. More
CFPA at Offshore Europe 2013
Friday 30 August 2013 CFPA to exhibit at Offshore Europe, stand number 5A100. More
Catalina Flying Boat Visits Firth
Thursday 22 August 2013 There was a rare opportunity to view an aerial display by a Catalina flying boat, when the Cromarty Firth was visited on Thursday 22nd August by the Catalina G-PBYA. More
Port Expansion Takes Major Step Forward
Friday 5 July 2013 The Cromarty Firth Port Authority’s £20million port expansion has taken a major step forward in meeting its 2015 completion target, with ground investigation works now underway. More
Recruitment Begins for New Board Members
Friday 5 July 2013 CFPA is looking to recruit 3 new Board Members for a 3 year term, starting 1 January 2014. More
Successful Open Day Raises over £3,000 for Invergordon Lifeboat
Thursday 27 June 2013 The Cromarty Firth Port Authority and the Invergordon Lifeboat joined forces for the 8th year, staging another successful open day at Invergordon despite the threatening weather. Over £3,000 was raised towards the upkeep of the lifeboat station and this amount is expected to rise. More
Family Fun Day Saturday 22nd June
Tuesday 18 June 2013  The Cromarty Firth Port Authority is holding its 8th Annual Family Open Day on Saturday June 22nd. More
New Harbour Master Joins Top Team at Port
Tuesday 18 June 2013 Chief Executive for the Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Bob Buskie, has this week announced the appointment of a new Harbour Master for this vibrant and thriving Port. More
New Hand at Helm of Cromarty Firth Port Authority
Tuesday 4 June 2013 Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Buskie as Chief Executive of the Port Authority with effect from the 3 June 2013.
Expressions of Interest Sought for Phase 3 Development
Friday 31 May 2013 Cromarty Firth Port Authority are seeking expressions of interest from Design and Construction Contractors as part of a pre-qualification process under European contracting procedures, for the civil, marine and infrastructure works of their major port expansion project. More
Port Expansion "Shovel Ready"
Monday 20 May 2013  Cromarty Firth Port Authority are showcasing their port expansion plans this week at the 2013 All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen. More
Environmental Statement
Thursday 18 April 2013 Cromarty Firth Port Authority have applied to Marine Scotland for consent for a berth development, as part of major expansion plans. More
Cruise Passenger Numbers up 20% for Invergordon Port
Wednesday 17 April 2013 The Port of Invergordon welcomed the first cruise ship of the 2013 season last week, in what is predicted to be another record breaking year for the region, with a 20% increase in passenger numbers on the previous season’s figures expected. More
Landmark Agreement Between CFPA and Council
Thursday 11 April 2013 Landmark agreement signed between CFPA and Council.
Port Contract Win a Boost for Highland Firm
Tuesday 2 April 2013 Cromarty Firth Port Authority has announced it is to partner with Inverness based Caley Marina, after they were successfully awarded a major contract for the re-engineering of one of the Port's pilot boats. More
Rig Activity in Firth
Friday 8 February 2013 Rig Activity in Firth   Last week the Port welcomed the arrival of Sedco 712 in to the Queens dock.  This rig had become a familiar feature in the Cromarty Firth, having spent 4… More
Port Development Open for Business
Wednesday 19 December 2012 . More
Port’s Vision for the Future
Tuesday 9 October 2012 . More
20 Year Master Plan Published
Thursday 10 May 2012 20 Year Master Plan Published More
Preparing for the Future
Thursday 19 April 2012 . More
Aton Availability By Category
Tuesday 10 January 2012 Aton Availability By Category More
Complete Port Package for All your Needs
Thursday 1 September 2011 Complete Port Package for All your Needs  More
Renewables Success
Thursday 28 April 2011 CFPA Demonstrate that Experience and Investment is Key to Renewables Success. More
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