The Port of Blyth is a key economic driver for the region and provides an essential gateway for many northeast businesses trading on a global scale
The Port is also a major employer and supports employment from various organisations either based around the estuary or elsewhere in the region. Other secondary employment linked to port activity includes vessel crew, hauliers, agents and a wide range of other suppliers.
As a Trust, Blyth Harbour Commission is not just focused on large scale commercial traffic and is home to a small fishing fleet, two lifeboats, workboats, a university research vessel and a variety of leisure craft. Segregation and safety controls are of course paramount and 24 hour, 365 day control from the Marine Department ensured that despite over 10,000 total river craft movements annually, all port users remain safe and secure.
Anglers, water sports enthusiasts and walkers also continued to enjoy use of the Port’s public facilities such as Commissioners Quay and the West Pier.
Supporting regional events and organisations is also an important element of the Port’s community strategy including local charities, community groups, sports clubs, local schools, quayside festivals, firework displays and regional business awards to name but a few.