Smart thinking for North-East ports

Five North-East ports have got together to test satellite-based solutions to allow them to become more ‘intelligent’. The Smart Port North East Testbed will bring together the ports of Berwick Blyth, Sunderland, Tyne and Teesport with digital and industry experts, academia, regional authorities to explore technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, unmanned marine vessels and airborne drones to examine ways of speeding up trade, increasing efficiency and reliability, reducing ... [+]

Sunderland back on track

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited the port of Sunderland on 5 February to witness rail lines being used for the first time in more than 20 years. A group of invited guests witnessed a trial run by a DB Schenker Rail locomotive on lines that will soon be used for ... [+]

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