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Tyne unveils vision for the future

[ December 6, 2019   //   ]

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 Economic plan.

Chief executive, Matt Beeton, (main picture, left), said: “The Tyne 2050 plan is an exciting new vision for the Port. The strategy is critical to sustaining the Port for the long-term and will help lead the way in key areas such as environment and technology as well as collaboration and innovation.

“The Port is the gateway to the North East and is key to helping drive the economic success of our region – a responsibility we take very seriously.  In addition, we want to play our part in driving the maritime industry forward for the benefit of the industry as a whole.”

Port of Tyne chair, Lucy Armstrong (main picture right, and below), added: “This is a plan for purposeful change.  It’s a chance to reinvent ourselves and unlock the true potential of the Port of Tyne and River Tyne corridor.

“Tyne 2050 is intentionally ambitious. We will strive to lead the charge and be the best and our strategic aims reflect this ambition.”

Tyne 2050 aims to make the Port Carbon Neutral by 2030, by becoming a test bed for clean energy, an all-electric port.

Tyne 2050 also aims to double diversity by 2030. Through education and by thinking differently, the Port will lead technology and innovation, building on the UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub, to collaborate with global industry.

Earlier, the port announced that it had completed an extension to its container terminal that will boost capacity by 100,000teu a year.