Bosses at Aberdeen Harbour have said the port is still fully operational despite the “exceptional” circumstances.
As a key part of Scotland’s infrastructure, the organisation hailed its staff for their hard work ensuring supplies and services continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
It also praised the “dedicated and incredible adaptability” of employees, customers, service companies and agents who are determined to keep operations fully functional.
There are currently a number of strict protocols in place at the site which are designed to stop the spread of Covid-19, while also protecting port users, stakeholders and employees.
A spokeswoman for the Aberdeen Harbour Board said: “We would like to assure all clients and port users that the harbour is open for business and is fully operational, despite the current exceptional circumstances.
“Aberdeen Harbour is a key part of Scotland’s national infrastructure, supported by the Scottish and UK Governments, providing lifeline services to the Northern Isles and offshore facilities and ensuring a flow of supplies, including fuel, reaches the region.
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“All staff are key workers and are to be applauded for currently working above and beyond to ensure continuity of supplies and services.
“We all have concerns and worries in this unprecedented period but we are all working together to continue to fulfil our duties as effectively as we can and to contribute to the wellbeing of the country at this unsettling time.”
Vessels continue to arrive in the port as usual.
Michelle Handforth, chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board, added: “With the support of the local authorities and the Scottish and UK Governments, we are determined to do everything in our power to maintain all our services, in particular the lifeline services to the Northern Isles and offshore facilities.
“We are equally determined to keep essential supplies, such as fuel, flowing in through the port and to the region.”
She added: “We cannot say that the port’s operations will remain unimpacted throughout this period, but we are determined that any restriction to our services will be temporary.
“We ask for your patience as we tackle head-on the challenges that are undoubtedly going to face us.”