The port regularly handles project and unitised cargoes in particular steel products and wood pulp. These vessels are handled on the river berths and in the dock. Deep-Sea going liner vessels often call at the port to discharge specialised project cargo usually for the support of the automotive sector in the hinterland beyond the port. The port’s Liebherr 420 crane, capable of lifting 120mts, is crucial in enabling these cargoes to be swiftly discharged and delivered to clients for who timing is essential.
The port is experienced in handling out of gauge cargoes and the heavy sections for the New Wear Crossing bridge came through the port.