APPROVAL for a £180m expansion of the Port of Tyne in South Shields has been granted. Members of South Tyneside Council’s planning committee yesterday gave the thumbs-up to proposals for the creation of a new wood pellet-handling and storage facility at Tyne Dock.
It will create 900 construction jobs and 300 full-time jobs when fully operational.
A spokesman for the port said the move marked a big milestone in the expansion of its operations in the town.
He said: “This is another important milestone for the project which, if it can be delivered in full, will create some 900 jobs in construction and 300 permanent full time jobs at the port, resulting in significant economic benefit to the local area.”
The Government recently backed the use of renewable fuels to fire power stations, a move welcomed by Port of Tyne chief executive Andrew Moffat.
The port is already a key link in the wood pellet supply chain for several power-generating companies traditionally associated with coal-fired power stations.
On Wednesday 27th March an auction will be held to sell of items of this offshore yard , the land is now owned by the Port of Tyne :- eaturing
MOBILE CRANES/MATERIAL HANDLING/VEHICLES
Richier Tower Crane, 10000kg/17m, 2700kg/60m
Faun KF120.63/605 120 Ton Diesel Telescopic Mobile Crane (1988)
Grove RT865 60 Ton Mobile Crane, 60000kg/3m, Boom 18.9m - 34.6m SOLD STC
Coles 36/40 TFC 36 Ton Mobile Crane, 36Ton/10ft, Boom 34.25ft - 80.25ft
Coles Speedcrane 9/10 9 Ton Mobile Crane, 9Ton/8ft, 2.6Ton/22ft
Daewoo D70 7 Ton Diesel Fork Lift Truck (1995)
Combi-Lift C8000 Side Loading Fork Lift Truck (2008) SOLD STC
JCB 930 3 Ton Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck
Terberg YT180 Yard Shunter (2000) SOLD STC
Sisu TR160AL2E8B 4X4/280 Tug Master Yard Shunter
Crane Fruehauf 32ft Low Loader Trailer SOLD STC
Slemish FXK45VPWS 40ft Tri-Axle Flat Bed Trailer (2004) SOLD STC
(2) 44ft Tri-Axle Flat Bed Trailers
Ford Transit 100T350 Dropside Truck (2007)
Iveco Ford Cargo 75E15 Flat Bed Truck
Wero 2XG3G 17000kg Lifting Beam (2011)
(2) Sykes Diesel Operated Winch with Crofts Reduction Gearbox SOLD STC
Large Qty of Assorted Manual Chain Hoists, Plate Lifting Clamps, Wire Rope,
Heavy Duty Shackles, Eye Bolts, Fibre Lifting Slings, Lifting Chains
SHEET METAL/FABRICATION EQUIPMENT/MACHINE TOOLS
Hugh Smith 12ft x 1” Pyramid Bending Rolls (c1970)
Jesco Polycontour Vari-Piper 24.48 CNC Pipe Cutter (1998)
Pipemaster Manipulator Headstock, 38” dia Hollow Spindle
ESAB CXE P4000 4-Head CNC Profile Burner, 4m x 30m, 4.0Kva (1997)
Large Qty Lincoln Electric, Newarc, Transarc Portable Welding Sets, Oxy-acetylene Cutting Equipment
(8) Welding Bays with Nederman Extraction Hoods (c2011)
TOS SN50C 500mm x 1500mm Gap Bed Centre Lathe (1985)
Kitchen & Walker E2 3’6” Radial Arm Drill
(3) Bauer S380 Horizontal Bandsaws (1991-97)
Various Pillar Drills
Ingersol Rand ‘Nirvana’ N132 Packaged Air Compressor, 10Bar (2010)
Atlas Copco GA30 Packaged Air Compressor (1993)
Ingersol Rand SSR2000 Air Compressor
GS Mobile MPM12/370.SS-KA Arc Welding Generator Set
(3) Rubb Building Tension Building Relocatable Structures, 40m x 25m, 25m x 25m, 38m x 25m
Large Qty of Scaffolding and Walkboards, Qty of Youngman Alloy Staging, Tyne Gangway Structures BSMA89 Type S Aluminium Gangway, Trailer Eng 2250 litre Fuel Bowser, 22700 litre Diesel Storage Tank
Hand Power Tools, Festoon Lighting, Electrical Cable, Rigid Pipe Threaders, Electrical Fittings
Dilo B048R02 Portable Vacuum Pump (2010), Boltless Pallet Racking, Heavy Duty Steel Tables
A Buyer’s Premium of 15% is applicable
All Lots are to be sold by Online Auction unless sold prior
There are 2 regional airports;
Newcastle International Airport
Durham Tees International Airport
There are 2 major roads within easy reach of the facility, A1(M) & A19
RAC Route Planner (NE33 1RZ)
There is an intercity rail link on the East Coast Mainline from Newcastle to both London and Aberdeen.
National Rail Enquiries
Oldest British Shipping Company placed into liquidation after 282 years
Privately held British shipping company Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd. (Stephenson Clarke), one of the world's oldest shipping companies, is going out of business according to a statement from accounting firm Tait Walker.
According to the statement, the bulk cargo ship operator has been placed into liquidation and sold its last vessel in July. With 282 years of history to draw on, Stephenson Clarke said "the current market is one of the worst experienced for many years with no upturn forecast for at least 12 to 18 months." A spokesman for shipper said, "It is with great regret the company has had to cease trading." More at shipandbunker.com...
Britain and Norway are once again set to be connected by ferry following progress in a joint Stavanger and Bergen tourist industry initiative. Following considerable financial backing, Norwegian and UK investors are now working at establishing a shipping line, and have hired in personnel to bring about reinstating the Newcastle-western Norway route, which stopped in 2008.
The DFDS Seaways-operated ship served Bergen, Stavanger, Haugesund, and Newcastle. Western Norway lost the equivalent of approximately 300,000 overnight stays in the first year following the move, according to Statistics Norway (SSB) figures. Region Stavanger head of tourism Ståle Brandshaug told Aftenbladet, “We have set up an interim company. The board is engaged in drawing up a detailed opportunity analysis which will be presented to several shipping companies.” “Amongst other things, it will describe route requirements, sailing times, and the size of the ship,” he added. It is believed the vessel will have the capacity for 200 to 300 cars, between 600 and 800 passengers, as well as up to 100 cargo units. More at theforeigner.no/p...
Major dredging operation is underway at the Port of Tyne
A major dredging operation is underway at the Port of Tyne to deepen the river to accommodate even bigger ships at the Port’s base at Riverside Quay.
The berth on the south bank and the main river channel will be deepened by almost one metre, creating 13 metres of deep water at the berth and 10 metres in the channel, setting a new record for the Port of Tyne with the river deeper than ever before.
The dredging is part of a £4m investment in improving the Port’s infrastructure which includes engineering work already carried out to strengthen Riverside Quay.