New research shows that the region’s most iconic North East attractions of Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden, Durham City, the castles of Northumberland, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Castle and Cathedral, and many other attractions are feeling the benefits of a flood of visitors from the number of cruise ships calling at the Port of Tyne.
Last year the Port welcomed around 50,000 cruise passengers visiting the North East to enjoy the region’s countryside and coastline, visit cultural landmarks and tourism sites.
The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25m extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields.
The main contract for over 300 metres of quay work includes a 125 metre quay extension, an upgrade of 118m of existing quay and 90m of quay wall renewal at the former McNulty site. The £18.6m contract was won by Tyneside-based Southbay Civil Engineering Ltd who will start construction this month.