Port Services - Sullom Voe

Port Services

In addition to liquid bulk cargos, the port can handle quarried rock and general, dry, bulk, ro-ro and containerised cargo in relatively small vessels of up to 120 metres (with fitted with a bow thruster) working at shallow draft jetties.

The "Construction jetty" dimensions are as follows:
Length 85m berthing face
Width 21m
Alignment 108 - 228˚

Jetty Depths at chart datum:
9.5m to 4.5m on the South face
8.7m to 5.0m on the North face

The deck level is +5.27m above C.D.

The fixed Ro/Ro Ramp
dimensions are:
Width 12m
Length 23.7m
Gradient 1.22
The Sill 1.07m above MHWS

Heavy lift pad can support Outrigger loads up to 20 tonnes per m2.

The adjacent lay down area is secure hard standing and is 14,000m2.


The Master/ Manager of a vessel, intending to receive bunkers or discharge oily waste, whether alongside at an SIC Pier, Harbour or Jetty, or lying at anchor within SIC harbour areas, shall give notification in writing to and seek permission from the relevant Harbour Master, through Sullom Voe VTS not less than 24 hours in advance of the intention to bunker. In exceptional circumstances, less than 24 hours’ notice will be accepted at the Harbour Masters discretion.

Bunkering by Road tanker is not permitted at Sullom Voe Terminal

Shetland Islands Council, Ports and Harbours  - Bunkering operations procedure  - "Bunkering Operations G-SMSP-2013" and Relevent Forms "SMSF-G-1019a" & "SMSF-G-1019b"