Forth Ports

Working in partnership

for substantial growth

The third largest port owner and operator in the UK, with key points of access to Scottish & London markets, owning and operating eight commercial ports on the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the Thames.

Transport

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AEIF1

Vehicle

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2008

Investment year

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Realised

Status

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UK

Country

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9th in European transport assets

Market

  • The UK port industry is the second largest in Europe, handling over 500 tonnes of freight and over 60 million international and domestic passenger journeys each year
  • 95% of the UK’s international trade (by volume) is transported to/from the UK by sea
  • Ports in the UK fall under either private, municipal or trust ownership 
  • All three models are open to market forces, and are run independently as stand-alone, self-financing enterprises, free from systematic Government support or subsidy

Asset

  • Forth owns and operates eight commercial ports on the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the Thames: Tilbury (London), Grangemouth, Dundee, Leith (Edinburgh), Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy
  • Third largest port owner and operator in the UK, with key points of access to Scottish & London markets
  • Self-regulatory regime.
  • High proportion of income generated from long-term rental contracts and conservancy fees
  • Diversified cargo mix, customer base and revenue sources

Arcus news

July 17, 2024
Workdry announces strategic expansion into North America with the acquisition of Holland Pump Company
June 24, 2024
Arcus announces the sale of AEIF2’s interest in Constellation Cold Logistics
June 20, 2024
Arcus makes investment into eze.network, the fifth investment for its third fund
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Date joined

June 2022

Office

London

English

Polish

French

Afrikaans

Karol joined Arcus in June 2022 as a Senior Investment Executive. Prior to joining Arcus, Karol worked in the digital infrastructure origination team at Amber Infrastructure and in the infrastructure principal investments team at Macquarie Capital. Karol is a member of the Digital Origination Team. His infrastructure experience to date has been primarily focused on infrastructure origination.

Karol holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from University of Manchester.

Management roles

  • Head of Energy Sector Team
  • Investment Committee Member