Regional Impact


The Port is a very significant contributor to the economy of the North East region.

In 2016, the Port contributed around £680m GVA to the regional economy, supporting 14,000 full-time equivalent jobs and 1.4% of total employment in the region.

As part of the total, the Port’s International Passenger Terminal continued to contribute around £51m to the GVA, supporting the travel and tourism sector.

With a network of contacts and strong relationships with local businesses, the Government and local authorities, we work with our customers and our partners to find ways to improve and deliver better outcomes for the Port and the region.