William Whyte Cargo Handlers Limited - Crane hire and lifting services throughout Scotland

As you’d expect from a company that has it’s origins in cargo handling, we offer the most comprehensive range of shipping, freight and cargo handling services to the shipping industry. We have modern facilities at a number of leading Scottish ports including Fraserburgh, Invergordon, Aberdeen and Montrose and operate at many ports throughout Scotland including Rosyth, Inverkeithing, Dundee, Peterhead, MacDuff and Inverness.

Our bases are well equipped with state of the art cranes and cargo handling equipment, from conveyors and loading shovels to forklift trucks. All our equipment is manned by well trained, qualified and experienced personnel, who are dedicated to handling your cargo safely and securely. From oilfield equipment to forest products, from fertilisers to foodstuffs, we cater for the needs of today’s shipping agents and ship owners.

Cargoes handled and services provided:

  • Timber and forest products
  • Fertilisers - bulk and bagged
  • Pipes and risers
  • Oilfield Equipment
  • Telegraph Poles
  • Coal
  • Barley, oats, malt, maize and oil seed rape
  • Salt
  • Potatoes
  • Stone
  • Wind farm components


William Whyte Cargo Handlers have a vast range of cranes and plant available for hire. Our fleet is constantly being enlarged and updated, meaning we can offer state of the art machinery to our clients all over the UK.


  • Mobile Heavy Cranes: 200t - 500t
  • Mobile Cranes: 35t - 200t
  • Truck Mounted Cranes: 55t
  • Electric grabs: from four to six cubic metres
  • Conveyors: from fifty to seventy two feet
  • Loading Shovels
  • Bobcats
  • Forklifts: from 4t to 16t including low mast models

Used Crane Sales

Latest News

New 70te & 100te Liebherr Mobile Cranes

We are pleased to take delivery of  brand new 70te and 100te Liebherr mobile cranes.  These new additions will enhance the Company’s capacity to service it’s loyal client base.  …

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Client List

We work with a range of clients across a diverse number of industry sectors, some of which include:

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Due to expansion, William Whyte Cargo Handlers Limited are currently looking to recruit mobile crane operators. Please click here for further information.   We are pleased to take delivery of…

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Case Studies

  Main Contractor: Expro / Hydrafit Subsea Contract Value: £900K Area of Work: Aberdeen & Westhill   Brief Summary of Work: 500t and 200t Liebherr mobile cranes utilised to erect…

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Locations / Depots

View Larger Map View Larger Map Whyte Cranes (Head Office) Tipperty Industrial Centre, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8LZ Tel: 01224 729000 Fax: 01224 729001 Email: info@whytecranes.com Whyte Cranes South Quay, Montrose,…

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