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 – a vital trading gateway to world-wide markets.
From its prime location the Port provides excellent shipping connections  near the A19, Tyne Tunnel and onsite direct rail access to the East Coast mainline.

Offering unrivalled agility, security and flexibility Port of Tyne can immediately benefit manufacturers with a fully integrated mature logistics infrastructure combining heavy lift cranes, road and rail connectivity.

With its diverse property portfolio the Port offers industrial space and development potential – and only 96 nautical miles from Dogger Bank the Port is ideally placed to become a major hub for the offshore sector with experience in handling loadouts, layby, crew change and other activities.

The Port supports an existing offshore cluster with a healthy manufacturing base located on the Tyne, comprising research institutes and centres of excellence for the testing and commercialisation of offshore renewable technology and skilled heavy engineering.

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
  • Main channel maintained depth of 10 metres
  • 5 harbour mobile heavy lift cranes, 2 container gantry cranes, 3 rail terminals, lock free access, with no air draft restrictions, weighbridge, and an international passenger terminal
  • All types of fuel available, sewage collection, garbage collection, repairs – from light engineering up to dry-docking for 250m plus vessels
  • 56,000m2 of ranked warehousing with over 20,000m2 of high-security transit sheds, and office and industrial premise to let
  • Development opportunities at Tyne Dock Enterprise Park consisting of 7.1 hectares of land with 550m of riverside frontage and Royal Quays Enterprise Park consisting of 20 hectares of land – this Enterprise Zone has been given the status of one of five of the UK’s dedicated CORE sites (Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering)


Contact Information

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