Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP

Asset ManagerStuart Gray

Status Realised (2018)


  • Sector transport
  • Vehicle AEIF1
  • Investment Year 2008
  • Country UK

Key Metrics

  • Ownership 62.6%
  • GRESB 2018 9TH OUT OF 40 European Transport Assets
  • Employees c.1,050
  • Ports 8
  • Freight Volume - 2017 c.41Mt


  • 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.


  • 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.