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 ... [+]

A train for the trainers

A training carriage for the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in Newton Aycliffe rolled off the vehicle carrier Höegh London at the Port of Tyne on 18 January. It will become Hitachi plant’s training unit for the new factory, which will be assembling the next generation of inter-city trains for the ... [+]

Port of Tyne chairman, Sir Les Elton

Port of Tyne chairman Sir Les Elton, died this weekend following a recent illness. Sir Les joined the Board of the Port of Tyne in 2004, taking over as chairman two years ago, and was instrumental in overseeing the recent growth and success of the business. [+]

Tyne gains Russia container link

Maersk's short-sea subsidiary Seago Line is to introduce an eight-day, two vessel service between the Port of Tyne and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Seago Wybelsum and Seago Calisto will call alternatively every Saturday at Tyne, boosting Tyne's container exports by about 50%. The new service will supplement the port's existing routes ... [+]

Tyne chief to head ports association

Port of Tyne CEO, Andrew Moffat has been appointed chair of the British Ports' Association (BPA), taking over from Colin Parker of Aberdeen Harbour. The BPA represents a wide variety of UK port interests to government in the UK, Europe and internationally including many of the UK's largest ports and ... [+]

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