Vessels in port
Norwegian makes maiden call at the Port of Tyne
Port of Tyne kicked off September 2017 by hosting a maiden call from Norwegian Jade, the first-ever Norwegian Cruise Line vessel to visit the UK port. Berthing on 1 September, Norwegian Jade brought 2,400 passengers and more than 1,000 crew to explore North East England. They were able to visit attractions such as the city of Newcastle, UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral and Castle, as well as Beamish museum, Alnwick Castle and Gardens and the Durham Dales. Norwegian Jade will make three calls at the Port of Tyne in 2018. “The combined effect of the Port of Tyne cruise and ferry business adds some £51 million to the regional economy supporting 1,700 tourism related jobs – making a significant impact,” said Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne’s COO.
UK Port of Tyne welcomes new Wallenius Wilhelmsen roro-service
The UK Port of Tyne has welcomed Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ (WWL) MV Tristan with the first shipment of construction equipment from Asia that heralds a new direct ro-ro service.
Port of Tyne’s £180m expansion gets go ahead
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.Upload News