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BUSINESS UPDATE FOR SOUTH SHIELDS MP27 Jun 2014

The Port of Tyne welcomed the opportunity to update MP for South Shields Emma Lewell-Buck with developments at the UK's fastest growing Port.

 

The Port of Tyne has achieved record growth and cargo volumes for five years in succession and has recorded the largest year on year growth than any other major UK Port.

Emma Lewell-Buck was able to see first-hand the process made at the Port and new developments taking shape.

Since 2009, cargo volumes at the Port of Tyne have more than doubled to 8.1m tonnes (the highest for almost 50 years) and turnover has increased by more than half to £73m.

In 2013 the Port retained its position as the number one UK car exported (7th in Europe) 2nd largest coal imported and the leading importer of wood pellet in Europe.

Emma was able to see for herself some of the Ports recent investments including a new £6m container crane, £3m mobile crane and new £1.1m hopper as well as hear about the Ports latest plans to increase the number of apprentices at the Port this year.

 

For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mobile: +44 (0)79123 90777

E: lisa.donohoe@portoftyne.co.uk Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne

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