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Connected to the rest of the world, the Port of Tyne is an ideally located, major deep-sea port with the resources and infrastructure to secure its place as a key player in the oil and gas industry.

Centrally located on the UK’s North East coast, not far from Aberdeen and enjoying instant access to the North Sea, the Port of Tyne makes the perfect base for oil and gas-related businesses. It offers open and covered, long- and short-term storage solutions with both land and buildings available for lease.

As a deep-water, lock-free, safe haven, the Port of Tyne is open 365 days a year to enable crew changes and maintenance to be completed with ease. An experienced, skilled workforce is on hand to assist, fully equipped with tugs, forklift trucks and six cranes, each with 100-tonne lift capacity.

The large number of available berths includes both operational and layby moorings and eliminates the need for queuing offshore. Fresh water, storage and garbage skips are also available from berths.

The Port benefits from a thriving cluster of subsea support businesses on the Tyne, including Technip Umbilicals Ltd, SMD and Wellstream. It is also a member of NOF Energy, an organisation that works on behalf of companies in the oil and gas sector.

The Port’s excellent overland connections with the rest of the UK and Europe enable goods, equipment and people to be transported quickly and easily. Close to Newcastle upon Tyne, it enjoys superb rail connections and is just 15 minutes’ drive from the main A1 and A19 road links. It is also well served by Newcastle International Airport.