Expansion plans at Port of Sunderland

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THE Port of Sunderland has cemented its development plans with an onsite expansion to create additional storage space.

Bosses at the municipally-owned port gave the go-ahead to lay extra hard standing across the newly named Endurance Park, formerly the Fina Yard.

The enhanced storage area has been reconfigured to allow direct access to Corporation Quay, the port’s main waterborne access point.

Matthew Hunt, Port director said: “We’ve extended the usable ground-space to act as additional onsite storage for potential new customers, as we look to grow our reputation as an accommodating and efficient base in the North East. Additional space is a sought-after feature for any burgeoning port, and we’re delighted we have the onsite capability to extend our storage facilities.”

Councillor Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council and chairman of the Port of Sunderland board, welcomed the move.

He said: “The direct access to Corporation Quay gives us greater flexibility when working with customers to offer them space that genuinely fits with their need.”