IAMP takes major step forward

PHASE one of a nationally significant development that will transform the North East economy has been given the green light. 

The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), which spans land in Sunderland and South Tyneside, will become a destination for not only Nissan’s supply chain, but scores of advanced manufacturing businesses.

Sunderland Tall Ships Races 2018

The majestic vessels congregated in the River Wear and Port of Sunderland as they prepared to embark on a spectacular race covering over three hundred nautical miles to Esbjerg in Denmark, a cruise in company to Norway, calling at the coastal city of Stavanger, then undertaking the final leg of the 2018 Races to the beautiful city of Harlingen in the Netherlands.

Sunderland’s Northern Spire opens to traffic next week

Sunderland’s impressive new Northern Spire bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday next week (August 29).

The majestic bridge across the River Wear, with its 105m central A-frame pylon, will be unveiled on Wednesday afternoon, with three Sunderland-built Nissan vehicles, including the record-breaking Qashqai and 100% electric LEAF, being the first to cross the landmark bridge.

Port helps Liebherr reach new heights

Heavy investment in the Port of Sunderland’s cargo handling facilities over recent years is starting to bear fruit as leading crane maker Liebherr continues to utilise the municipally-owned port.

The company, which has been manufacturing cranes on the banks of the River Wear since 1989, now regularly export cranes from the port across the globe. The latest shipment was a large mobile crane destined for Chittagong in Bangladesh following on from exports to India, Bulgaria and Germany earlier in the year.

Tales from The Tall Ships riverbank

A new riverside webcam will provide live pictures from one of the oldest parts of Sunderland as the city prepares to welcome the Tall Ships.

The webcam situated on the north bank of the Wear at St Peter’s looking across to the East End and the Port, has been installed as part of a community outreach initiative.

It has been part funded through Northumbrian Water as part of their ‘Legacy Project’ celebrating local heritage and supporting local communities.

Port of Sunderland celebrates Seafarers Awareness

For the country’s largest city by the sea, Port of Sunderland has always been integral in powering the city’s economy, opening up access to markets across the globe. 

It is also the arrival point for seafarers worldwide, providing many with their first experience of the UK. The port is responsible for ensuring these hardy seafarers are safe when they dock and are on the port estate, and when they leave, they do so with a favourable impression of the city. 

Lecture series to celebrate Sunderland's shipbuilding heritage

As excitement builds with the arrival of the Tall Ships Races and the opening of the Northern Spire bridge this summer, a series of lectures will reflect on the historical significance of the River Wear and the ships that have sailed through.

The University of Sunderland is hosting its popular Community Lectures Series 2018, and this summer’s six free and entertaining talks will welcome authoritative guest speakers on a maritime theme.

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