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Port of Tyne was delighted to welcome TV presenter, Dom Littlewood, to the Port as part of his latest series of Dom Digs In, which airs on Monday 3rd May.

In the series, Dom goes on the front line with the UK’s essential workers and joins a key company in the selected industry.  Port of Tyne was chosen for the ‘Port’ episode and he got to see for himself how we keep the lights on, the tea brewed and Britain moving. During the episode at the Port Dom, mentored by Head of Operations Graeme Hardie, tries his hand at manoeuvring a 40ft shipping container in driving rain, fixing a digger with a break fault, and filling pallets with much needed tea supplies for transport to one of the Port’s customers – in his own words, he was ‘straight in at the deep end’.

Graeme Hardie, Head of Operations at Port of Tyne said, “It was a pleasure to welcome Dom to the Port of Tyne and put him through his paces in our different operations areas – he was a great sport and really got stuck in. I’d also like to thank everyone involved in the episode, both on and off screen, they all really demonstrated what is great about the Port of Tyne and the work we do to keep the UK supply chain moving.”

The Port of Tyne plays an integral role in the supply chain for a number of household brands and international operators.  It is one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports – operating in offshore, bulks, break bulk, rail-freight, automotive, cruise and ferry, logistics and estates.  In Dom’s words “This Port really is the backbone of the UK supply chain”.

The Port episode of Dom Digs In will air at 11am on Monday 3 May on BBC 1, and will be available straight after on iPlayer.  Click here to find out more.

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