Our capabilities

Aerial image of Port of Sunderland

A selection of videos showcasing the port's wide range of capabilities can be found below;

 

NKT Victoria Cable Lay

Osprey, a British company that supports Moray East Offshore Windfarm, has agreed a contract with the North East port for it to provide storage solutions for NKT cabling that will eventually lie on the seabed and connect the Scottish offshore station to the shore. 

The cables will be stored at a base at Endurance Park, Port of Sunderland on giant spools, before being transported to Moray East, which will meet 40 per cent of Scotland’s energy needs when it is fully developed.

East Shore Enterprise Zone

Enabling works have now been completed at East Shore Enterprise Zone. Esh Construction conducted initial groundworks and remediation of the site and installed a surface water drainage system making it shovel ready for potential investors.

Tandem Lifting

The port completed two project cargo operations – one export, one import - from Corporation Quay deep-water river berth, that required tandem lifting with out two Liebherr 420 harbour mobile cranes.  

Investment in the Liebherr equipment means Port of Sunderland is able to react to the immediate demands of an increasingly dynamic marketplace, for the handling out of gauge project cargo items - where the weight or size of the cargo item would make it difficult or impossible to handle with just one crane. 

Hendon and Hudson Docks

An aerial view of the south docks at Port of Sunderland.

 

Brave Tern's arrival

The Brave Tern, an offshore supply ship returned to Port of Sunderland in March 2020. Her carrying capacity is 9033 t DWT and her length overall is 131.73 metres and a width of 39 metres.

Your first port of call for offshore renewables

Port of Sunderland is situated on an excellent location on the North East Coast of the UK, and is ideally situated to play a key role in the future offshore wind farm development zones such as Dogger Bank and Hornsea.

Overview of river berths and docks

Port of Sunderland's ro-ro ramp in use

Working alongside Centrica, Enship/Clarksons and Mammoet, Port of Sunderland took delivery of a heavy lift offshore crane to be stored within the port. The operation saw the Greenwells Quay heavy lift crane pad and heavy weight ro-ro ramp utilised over three days so as to allow 556 tonne of crane parts (the largest individual part being 250 tonne) to be driven up the ramp from a barge to the storage area.

Liebherr LHM420 lifts vessel bridge

Working in partnership with A&P Group, Port of Sunderland facilitated the lift of a vessel bridge using a Liebherr LHM420 crane.

 Liebherr Reachstackers

Liebherr exporting five of its Reachstacker (LRS 545) cranes to an overseas customer via the port. The cranes were driven from the Liebherr plant to the port in the early hours of the morning before being prepared for transit.

 NKT Victoria un-spooling project

 

Get in touch with our team at Port of Sunderland

Matthew Hunt
Port Director
matthew.hunt@sunderland.gov.uk
Captain Kevin Ullah
Harbour Master
captain.ullah@sunderland.gov.uk
Keith Middleton
Cargo Operations Manager
keith.middleton@sunderland.gov.uk
Neil Mearns
Marine Services Manager / PFSO
neil.mearns@sunderland.gov.uk
Karen Lindsay
Commercial Officer
karen.p.lindsay@sunderland.gov.uk
Jon Holvey
Port Engineering Manager
john.holvey@sunderland.gov.uk
Darren Day
Logistics Manager
darren.day@sunderland.gov.uk
Andy Foster
Business Development Manager
andrew.foster@sunderland.gov.uk