Tyne gets connected

Tyne says it will be the first UK port to join the Connected Ports Partnership. Connected Ports is a collaboration between global operators including Rotterdam, Gdansk, Helsinki, Hamburg and Los Angeles. Partners agree to operate a shared logistics system and pool data and resources. Rotterdam’s director digital business solution, Joyce Bliek, said: “The Connected Ports Partnership is about co-creating new models of data exchange, and collaboration is vital for sustainable development across ... [+]

Kate O’Hara to head Tyne commercial team

Kate O’Hara has joined the Port of Tyne as commercial director. A graduate of Northumbria University, she has held senior positions at Teesside Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, the Port of Dover, and more recently as chief executive of London City Cruise Port. [+]

Port workers help fill Tyneside food banks

Port of Tyne employees have helped fill two food banks south and north of the River Tyne. Donation boxes for Hebburn Helps in South Tyneside and The BAY Foodbank in North Tyneside, put in place in locations across the Port are filling up fast, says the port authority. Since being introduced ... [+]

Tyne unveils vision for the future

Port of Tyne  has launched the ‘Tyne 2050’, new strategic plan for the port, a long-term vision that will aims for it to become a gateway to help transform both the region and the maritime industry and fully aligned to the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy and to the North East ... [+]

Tyne port vows to clean up the Toon

Port of Tyne has taken on a scheme to create clear blue water in the North-East after four local councils were forced to end funding for the scheme. Some 20 years ago the four councils of Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, together with the Port of Tyne, set up ... [+]

Tyne gains customer service mark

Tyne has become the first port to achieve the Institute of Customer Service’s ServiceMark Accreditation. ServiceMark is an internationally recognised benchmark of an organisation's achievement in customer service, and its commitment to upholding those standards. [+]

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, ... [+]

Minister gets close-up view of Tyne activity

Shipping minister Nusrat Ghani dropped in on the Port of Tyne on 20 September. She enjoyed a trip on the Port’s pilot boat and was able to see first-hand the offshore renewable cluster of businesses based on the Tyne. This was followed by a tour of the port’s 600 acre ... [+]

Giant on the Tyne

The deep-water heavy lift vessel Aegir is carrying out a number of highly complex heavy lifting operations at the Port of Tyne’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields. The 4,000 ton heavy lift capacity vessel operated by Netherlands based Heerema Marine Contractors will be in the river for around two weeks ... [+]

Beast from the East is no match for the North-east – or the Humber

The Beast from the East hasn’t stopped the Port of Tyne which has remained open with container operations, rail services, car handling, marine and passenger operations continuing to run. The port has three gritting vehicles working 24 hours spreading 16 tonnes of salt a day to keep the  620 acre estate ... [+]

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