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Port of Tyne thinks electric

[ September 9, 2022   //   ]

The Port of Tyne has made a substantial investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as part of its drive to decarbonise.

It turned to local EV charging specialists Mer to help provide a solution. Mer delivered a comprehensive charging infrastructure package, based on a detailed survey of all Port of Tyne sites and installed 11 7kW charging points on the South Shields site, including the authority’s headquarters at Maritime House where Mer replaced an older charging post. It also deployed a dual 7kW charger at the Port of Tyne’s main ferry terminal building on the northern side of the river.

In 2019 Port of Tyne launched its Tyne 2050 strategy to with an ambition to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030 and to electrify the entire port by 2040.

The next printed issue of FBJ (FBJ 6 2022) will carry a North-east England report, including an in-depth report from Port of Tyne.