Port of Sunderland Overview
Ideally positioned on the North East coast, Port of Sunderland offers immediate access to open sea.
With deep water berths open 24/7 and large ship capability, the port can play a major role in supporting the offshore and renewable energy sector, as well as providing comprehensive port operations services and potential for operations and maintenance activities.
With heavy involvement in supporting a number of renewable energy projects, including multiple vessel port calls and the storage of assets within the port prior to their deployment in the field, the port continues to garner a reputation of being ready and able to commit to projects that require planning and control over longer periods of time.
The port is a conventional cargo port that can handle and store any type of commodity. Deep water river berths and over 2KM of safe, in dock, quay frontage that can handle a diverse range of commodities and mobile cranes capable of handling 240T lifts and 32 tonne forklift trucks the port is ready and able to handle any type of commodity to and from vessels up to 200m in length.
During 2019 the port handled 790,000 tonnes of cargo. This included commodities such as steel; wood pulp; construction materials; aggregates etc. In addition, the port provides operational marine infrastructure to support the offshore oil, gas and renewable sectors.
Port of Sunderland is one of the major economic regeneration sites in the North East and has brownfield development sites with premises and land available on attractive lease terms. The port also offers a dry dock facility within the port estate along with dedicated project offices – all available for third party use.
Developments within the port’s estate have included the progression of infrastructure enabling works to deliver two ‘shovel ready’ development sites comprising 20 acres of Enterprise Zone approved areas with recently reinstated rail connectivity.
Sunderland City Council ownership allows for a long-term approach to investment and decision making and an agile management team that allows for quick decision making to meet customer demands.
Add to that a skilled and flexible workforce and proximity to major transport links such as Newcastle International and Teesside International Airports, the A1(M) and A19 make the port an ideal location for your business needs.