Unitised

Port of Blyth has developed a reputation as a key international gateway for unitised cargo in and out of  northern UK, particularly NE England, NW England, Yorkshire and Scotland.

Container movements are handled through the South Harbour terminal with mobile container cranes, terminal reachstackers and immediate access to the main container yard ensuring efficient turn around of vessels and boxes.

As a Port particularly interested in added value business, a high proportion of containers passing through the terminal are stuffed or devanned through the modern warehouse complexes. This allows regional, national and international companies to take advantage of a variety of additional services such as repalletising, conversion, strategic stock holding and just in time deliveries. A fleet of short masted forklift trucks and repalletising/rewrapping turntables ensures this process meets the high demands of our unitised customers.

An existing container service runs twice weekly from Moerdijk (Rotterdam area) handling both short sea cargo and deep sea transhipments.

Two RoRo pontoons at our South Harbour and Wimbourne Quay terminals cater for RoRo traffic serviced by a fleet of tractor units and mafi trailers. Again the availability of adjacent warehousing services and RoRo parks allows our customers to use the Port as an integrated part of the logistics chain holding or converting stock to minimise the need for facilities at suppliers or receivers premises.