Port of Sunderland is owned and operated by Sunderland City Council and is one of the UK’s leading municipal ports. The port consists of a 265-acre site situated on the south side of the River Wear.
Positioned at the heart of the North East coastline, Port of Sunderland is just minutes from open sea providing a gateway to the world.
Its accessibility from sea teamed with excellent road, rail and air links, makes the port ideally placed for import and export projects.
Development sites, cargo laydown and warehousing adjacent to its marine facilities, mean the port can play a key role in supporting the bulk and project cargo sectors.
The port regularly handles commodities such as steel, wood pulp, construction materials, aggregates etc.
With deep water berths open 24/7 and large ship capability, the port can play a major role in supporting the offshore and renewable energy sector, as well as providing comprehensive port operations services and potential for operations and maintenance activities.
Developments within the port’s estate have included the progression of infrastructure enabling works to deliver two ‘shovel ready’ development sites comprising 20 acres of Enterprise Zone approved areas with recently reinstated rail connectivity.