The Port of Tyne has been named Port of the Year at the National Transport Awards last night.
The Port has sustained record growth and record cargo volumes for five years in succession and showed the largest year-on-year growth of any other major UK port to become the fastest growing of the UK’s top 30 ports.
Chief executive Andrew Moffat said: “It’s a great honour to win Port of the Year in the first year that it has been part of the National Transport Awards.
“We are proud of the successes we’ve had at the Port of Tyne but we are mostly proud of the way our employees – the whole team – have responded to new opportunities and how we have worked with our customers to deliver what they need and help support the growth of their businesses too.
“Over the past few years the Port has grown up as an organisation; we have not only invested in the business but also developed our people and these are the people who are driving improvements in our performance and who have helped to deliver our success.”
The National Transport Awards, which are supported by the Department for Transport and Passenger Focus, recognise organisations making a real difference to transport across the UK.