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 the Clean Tyne Project to remove debris from the river and improve water quality. However, one by one each council ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Tyne appoints safety chief

Port of Tyne has appointed Tim Ingram as business assurance director responsible for health and safety, environmental, quality and risk management matters. He was previously group HSSE director for Dana Petroleum. [+]

Prescott stresses the importance of lateral thinking in freight

Former transport minister Lord Prescott called for the transpennine corridor from Liverpool to the east coast to be developed as an alternative to sending most freight down to Dover. At a House of Commons event on 13 September to mark the setting up of an association by four of the ... [+]

Chinese officials tour port of Tyne

Officials from China’sGuangxi Zhuang province visited the Port of Tyne on 29 July as part of a three week visit to Newcastle. The delegates, who included 21 executive directors and business leaders also went to Newcastle University and a number of regional manufacturing businesses to explore strategies to connect land ... [+]

Northern ports to speak with one voice

PD Ports, Port of Tyne, ABP Ports and Peel Ports have signed an agreement to ensure their collective voice is heard by Government and to improve freight and transport links across the North. Following regular roundtable discussions the ports brokered a ground-breaking pact announced in Liverpool on 29 June to pursue ... [+]

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