Freight News, Sea

Tyne cargo highest for half a century

[ February 14, 2014   //   ]

Port of Tyne achieved its highest cargo volumes for over 50 years in 2013, breaking its own records for cargo handling and passenger numbers. In total on the River Tyne handled 8.1 million tonnes of cargo – the largest volume since 1965. This was a 22% increase on 2012 – which itself was a record year at 6.5 million. Imported coal and wood pellet volumes were at the highest level ever recorded, with almost 5 million tonnes of coal and 1 million tonnes of wood pellets.