Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne Overview

The Port of Tyne in North East England is one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports.  It is one of the biggest trust ports in the UK, covering 650 acres, of which 200 acres of deep water quayside land is available for occupation / investment.

The Port has excellent connectivity – by rail via three dedicated rail paths to the east coast mainline, by road via the A1 and A19, by air with direct links to Newcastle International Airport and by Metro via its ‘Tyne Dock’ station.

The Port offers a full logistics service, is one of only three ports in the UK with the International Pilotage Standard and is accredited with AEO status.

The Port of Tyne operates in a wide range of markets.

Offshore: The Port is ‘offshore wind ready’ and is the site of the operations and maintenance base for the biggest wind farm in the world, Dogger Bank. The Tyne also houses an extensive offshore supply base and has partnerships with a number of colleges and universities in the region.

Containers: The Port has a dedicated container terminal capable of handling 100,000 TEU per annum with regular European feeder services.

Bulks: The Port handles a range of bulk commodities and project cargo, including biomass from North America which supplies two power stations, grain, aggregates, as well as rail vehicles from Japan.

Automotive: The Port is the UK’s second largest car exporter with customers including Nissan and VW.

The Port of Tyne also houses the UK’s first (and still the only) Maritime Innovation Hub, helping our customers collaborate with leading innovation partners both in the UK and globally.

Tyne Clean Energy Park

Tyne Clean Energy Park, is the North East’s most versatile clean energy park, providing a unique co-location opportunity for the renewables sector with unrestricted 24/7 marine access.  

The Port of Tyne’s new clean energy park will play an important role in supporting the government’s goal to power every UK home with offshore wind electricity.  

Tyne Clean Energy Park has the following benefits: 

  • 13m berth depth alongside  
  • No beam restriction 
  • Lock free access 
  • Safe haven open 24/7/365 
  • Efficient marine access to Dogger Bank, Seagreen and Sofia 
  • Outstanding air, road and rail transport links  
  • Well established offshore energy supply chain on the River Tyne 
  • Local pool of industry professionals with highly transferable skills for the renewables sector   

Innovation Hub  

The UK’s first 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub, is an exciting partnership with Port of Tyne, Drax, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ubisoft and the Department for Transport. 

The 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub inspires partners to collaborate to develop solutions to technological challenges facing the maritime sector and the wider logistics industry both nationally and globally.  

The 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub acts as a catalyst for sharing ideas, harnessing research and development, advancing technology and tackling shared challenges. 

Fully aligned with the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy, the Maritime 2050 Innovation Hub works closely with the Department for Transport and MarRI-UK to ensure that it delivers for the benefit of the maritime sector as a whole. 

Port Facts
Berths3km of vessel berthing
Maximum Vessel DimensionsUp to 300m including panamax-class vessels
Berths maintained up to 13m at chart datum and 10m in channel
No significant beam restrictions
No air draft restriction
Cargo handling facilities2 container gantry cranes
7 heavy lift cranes each with a capacity of over 100 tonnes
Conveyor system from quay to storage area
Skilled workforce
WarehousingOver 50,000m² covered warehousing
20,000m² transit sheds
Land availabilityDevelopment sites up to 50 hectares
Two sites with Enterprise Zone status:
Tyne Dock Enterprise Park – 7.1 hectares
Royal Quays Enterprise Park – 20 hectares
Supply chain / supporting services3 rail terminals with loading facilities connected to East Coast Mainline
Own modern fleet of 62 trucks and 132 trailers
Container services via Rotterdam and Felixstowe
Modern office accommodation from 20 to 500m²
Key facilities


  • Over 3,000 metres of operational quay with depths alongside up to 13m
  • Unrestricted access into the River Tyne for vessels of up to 60m beam
  • Is one of only three pilotage services accredited to the International Standards for Maritime Pilot Organisations


  • 650 acres of land close to the mouth of the River Tyne
  • 200 acres of developable land with direct access to deep water berths, including two Enterprise Zones with expedited planning routes

Supply Chain     

  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accredited
  • Three rail heads with direct access to the East Coast Main Line in close proximity
  • Direct and fast access to Newcastle Central Station and Newcastle International Airport via ‘Tyne Dock’ Metro station
  • Regular unit load services to Felixstowe and Continental Europe for lo-lo and ro-ro traffic
  • North East’s largest vehicle import/export port with regular global services
  • Own container terminal

Offshore Sector 

  • Ideal location for offshore component manufacturing
  • Closest UK deep sea port to Round 3 wind farms in Northern North Sea. Only port to offer “one-stop shop” for manufacturing, assembly and installation, and operations & maintenance, supplying enhanced efficiencies within the supply chain
  • Partnership working with other Tyne based operators to offer enhanced value added services

Cargo Handling       

  • Range of quayside cranes capable of lifts of up to 150t
  • In house stevedoring services available alongside ability to use specialist third party operators
  • Extensive range of ancillary equipment including lift trucks, tugmasters and loading shovels


  • 1m passengers via an international cruise and ferry terminal including a direct daily ferry service to Europe via Ijmuiden, Netherlands
Contact Information

Address: Port of Tyne, Maritime House, Tyne Dock, South Shields, NE34 9PT Email: marketing@portoftyne.co.uk  Tel: +44 (0)330 024 0965 Web: portoftyne.co.uk