Tyne to be Dogger Bank base

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank are to build a new operations and maintenance (O&M ) base at the Port of Tyne. Construction of the wind farm, led by SSE Renewables, began in January 2020 and Equinor will construct the new O&M base, and operate the wind farm for its expected life of more than 25 years. Port chief executive Matt Beeton, ... [+]

Tyne signs decor deal

Laminate surface manufacturer Formica Group has signed a deal with Port of Tyne to move its UK import operations to South Shields generating around 500 containers a year, via Felixstowe or Rotterdam before being transferred to South Shields on feeder vessels. Containers will be unloaded into a port warehouse, which ... [+]

New estates chief for Tyne

Victoria Beattie has joined the Port of Tyne as head of estates. A chartered quantity surveyor, she has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and joins the port from the Gateshead Housing Company. [+]

A little help for our friends in the North-East

The Port of Tyne is helping independent charity Children North East develop its Little Friends project. Little Friends delivers services to families with young children in the Cowgate area of Newcastle and supports around 20 families with activities for children and help for families in need of advice or guidance. Senior fundraiser ... [+]

Tyne sponsors healthy minds

The Port of Tyne is sponsoring Northumberland Mind’s Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Community Sessions, which help people to access wellbeing and resilience sessions, workshops and activities within their local community. The funding will enable Mind to deliver sessions through to October 2021. The port’s director of human resources and communications Louise ... [+]

Healthy outlook on Tyneside

Port of Tyne has retained its Better Health at Work Continuing Excellence Award for the second year running. Established to recognise the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria, the scheme highlights the importance of a healthy workforce. Having successfully progressed from the Bronze Standard, through to Silver and ... [+]

New ops chief for port of Tyne

Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne as chief operating officer, responsible for operational activity, including engineering, infrastructure, rail freight, transport and warehousing. He joins the port from NFT, an international logistics group and subsidiary of EV Cargo, where he was managing director of operations and previously worked for DHL ... [+]

Brighter horizons thanks to Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne is funding a South Tyneside charity that makes young mums happier and healthier. Bright Futures supports over 30 young mums and mums-to-be through its groups in Jarrow and West Harton, where it is estimated that nearly half of children are living below the poverty line. Group activities are ... [+]

Tyne times two

The Port of Tyne has completed an extension to its container terminal that is expected to boost capacity to around 100,000teu a year. The port has invested £2 million in extending its 20 acre container terminal, reconfiguring the layout, repositioning the weighbridge and extending capacity by 40% to almost 70,000sq m ... [+]

Port of Tyne is offshore-ready

The Port of Tyne says it is making further progress to prepare its site for offshore wind manufacturers as round four of the tender process by the Crown Estate for renewable energy projects nears completion. The port is investing in the third phase of clearance and remediation of Tyne Dock Enterprise ... [+]

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