Port of Tyne

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Tyne is a coal import port in Tyne and Wear, England.

Location

The Port of Tyne comprises the commercial docks in and around the River Tyne in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England.

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Background

The port handled the majority of Newport coal exports from the local mines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Due to a decline in coal mining in the 1990s, the port diversified to handle bulk and conventional cargo, including coal, wood-pellet, scrap, and steel. The volume of imported coal increased from zero in 2003 to 4.9 million tonnes in 2013, making it the UK's second largest coal importer.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: Port of Tyne Logistics
  • Location: Tyne and Wear, England
  • Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 5 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "About Us," Port of Tyne, accessed Dec 2015

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