The Port of Rosyth opened for business in 1998 and offers tremendous potential for businesses that require a riverside location for the import of raw materials and the export of finished goods. Rosyth is located twelve miles from Edinburgh and 40 miles from Glasgow on the north shore of the Firth of Forth immediately west of the Forth Road and Rail Bridges. The Port of Rosyth offers deep water river berths with up to 540 metres frontage and a maximum depth of 8.2m. The Port lies on the north bank of the River Forth upstream of the Forth road and rail bridges, well sited for the main North Sea shipping lanes and oil and gas fields. Rosyth enjoys excellent road links with the Scottish and UK motorway network to the main centres of population; it is also rail linked, for customers who prefer or require an alternative to road distribution.