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Tyne times two

[ December 3, 2019   //   ]

The Port of Tyne has completed an extension to its container terminal that is expected to boost capacity to around 100,000teu a year.

The port has invested £2 million in extending its 20 acre container terminal, reconfiguring the layout, repositioning the weighbridge and extending capacity by 40% to almost 70,000sq m to accommodate container growth that has been running at almost 25% in the past five years.

The £2 million extension was completed in just under six months by Seymour Civil Engineering Contractors based in Hartlepool and was officially opened by chief executive of The North East England Chamber of Commerce, James Ramsbotham.

Port of Tyne chief executive, Matt Beeton, said: “This marks a new era in transformation for the Port of Tyne, helping global shippers to transport cargo more efficiently to their destination and ensuring we continue to service a growing customer base in the North East, North West and Scotland.

“Container shipping through the Port of Tyne avoids congestion in the south and unnecessary road miles reducing carbon emissions by as much as 80% for some of our customers as well as saving time and money.”

Tyne has regular container connections operated by BG Freight Line and Unifeeder to Felixstowe and Rotterdam.

Chief Executive of North East Chamberof Commerce James Ramsbotham who cut the ribbon to the new Port of Tyne Container Terminal with Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer Matt Beeton.
See Port of Tyne Press release …