Marine safety and environment services

Dredger on River Wear

Port of Sunderland provides a variety of services including dredging, pilotage, towage, stevedoring, foyboatmen, fresh water, waste disposal and general navigation control, operating on a 24 hour, 365 day per year basis.

The port also adheres to a number of marine plans and management systems to take account of the health and safety of those using the port and its facilities and which safeguard the natural environment.

Port of Sunderland is the Statutory Harbour Authority responsible for marine safety and conservancy on the River Wear.