Port of Sunderland Overview
Situated on the south side of the River Wear, the Port of Sunderland has recently celebrated a 300th year anniversary. The Port is municipally owned allowing for long term decision making in its approach to facilitating the ever growing market opportunities that it is attracting to Wearside.
The Port now boasts some impressive port infrastructure and associated services to cater for the supply chain requirements of both the regions industrial hinterland and also those from the oil, gas and expanding offshore renewable market sectors. These now include a truly multi-modal materials handling operation following the restitution of rail operations to the Port and two sites approved with Enterprise Zone status to incentivise inward investment opportunities.
The opening of the ‘Northern Spire’ third River Wear crossing will enhance road connectivity to and from the Port whose proximity to the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, will provide a further demand for its multi-modal facilities.