Regional Impact


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

Empowering the North East: The Port of Tyne’s Transformative Impact

Nestled along the winding banks of the River Tyne, the Port of Tyne stands as a powerhouse, shaping the economic destiny of the North East. Its influence echoes far beyond the docks, leaving an indelible mark on the region's progress.

A Dynamic Economic Engine

Since 2016, the Port of Tyne has been a driving force behind the North East's economic surge. Back then, it contributed £680 million to the regional economy, supporting an impressive 14,000 full-time equivalent jobs, comprising 1.4% of total employment in the region. Fast forward to the present, and its economic contribution has soared, now reaching a staggering £700 million. This remarkable growth signifies not just the port’s success but also its unwavering commitment to the region's prosperity.

Catalyzing the Tourism Sector

Beyond mere numbers, the port’s International Passenger Terminal has been a beacon for the travel and tourism sector. Its substantial contribution of around £51 million to the Gross Value Added (GVA) underscores its pivotal role. By seamlessly connecting the North East to the world, it not only boosts tourism but also creates a welcoming gateway for international visitors, enriching the local cultural tapestry.

Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities

At the heart of the Port of Tyne's success lies its network of robust relationships. With local businesses, government bodies, and regional authorities, the port fosters a collaborative environment. These partnerships have been instrumental in driving positive change. By working hand-in-hand with its customers and partners, the port continually explores avenues for improvement. It doesn't just envision a thriving port; it envisions a flourishing region.

In essence, the Port of Tyne isn’t just a maritime facility; it’s a testament to what symbiotic relationships and forward-thinking initiatives can achieve. Its journey from being a significant contributor in 2016 to becoming a cornerstone of the North East’s economy today is a testament to its resilience and vision. As it forges ahead, the Port of Tyne remains a beacon of progress, illuminating the path for the entire region.