The Port is an important gateway for the movement of dry bulk cargo in and out of northern UK with the majority of cargoes passing through the Battleship Wharf terminal.
Handling vessels up to 35,000 DWT, the port has an excellent reputation for quick turnaround of cargoes (10-15,000 tonnes per 24 hours) with a particular expertise in coal, aggregates, agribulks and biomass.
For weather sensitive cargoes a complex of 10 modern dry bulk warehouses have been provided immediately behind the working quays with integrated bulk walling and some with additional facilities such as under floor aeration.
Large secure areas of purpose built open storage are also available with water spray dust suppression systems, concrete pads and bulk walling as appropriate.
Additional services such as blending, screening, temperature monitoring etc can also be provided.
Vessel and terminal handling is also backed up with a modern dry bulk rail loading facility and an extensive array of handling equipment including bulk tippers, load shovels, dozers and bobcats.
The Port also operates a specialist terminal for finer dry bulks suitable for pneumatic discharge to silo and then onto rail or road.