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Port of opportunity.

THE Port of Tyne has a range of property available to suite a wide range of business needs and many customers are feeling the benefits of being based at the port in South Tyneside.

Wholly owned by more than 115 individual farmer members, Tynegrain based at the Port of Tyne's Tyne Dock Estate in South Tyneside is the North's leading grain drying and storage co-operative.

From its 2.5 hectare site at the Port of Tyne, Tynegrain export to European and international markets, with a range of destinations including Algeria, China, Cyprus, Italy, Israel, Korea, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

Nolan Gray, business development director Port of Tyne, said: "The Port has around 100 tenants based on our secure estate occupying, office accommodation, industrial units, covered storage and Tynegrain are one of our longest standing estate customers."

The business has been based at the Port of Tyne since 1983 and benefits from the Port's deep water berths and the strength of the partnership with the Port of Tyne is evidenced in Tynegrain's recent commitment to a new 25-year lease with the port.

Tynegrain's storage and drying complex exports around 200,000 tonnes of wheat and barley to countries world-wide each year, ranging from feed grade to high-end milling/bread-making wheats and malting barley.

In addition, it also handles oilseed rape for distribution to the food and biofuel industries both at home and abroad.

"As with any co-operative business, we're here to make things better for farmers by providing them with easy access to the international market place and minimising their supply chain costs," explains Tynegrain managing director Gary Bright.

The ongoing success of Tynegrain's operation at the Port of Tyne recently saw one of the UK's largest ever recorded grain shipments leaving the Port of Tyne for Saudi Arabia.

"Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest barley buyers in the world - they use it for animal feed," explains Gary. "The Port of Tyne can offer substantial economies of scale as the port's deep-water berths can handle fully-laden large bulk cargo vessels or Panamax class ships and exporting in greater volumes means we can provide an even better deal for our farmers."

For customers like Tynegrain the Port is able to offer unrivalled flexibility, security and access to world-class transport links with its prime location close to the A19, the Tyne Tunnel and via the Port's international shipping links and on-site rail network providing easy access to the East Coast mainline.

Businesses do not have to use the port's services to take advantage of its prime location. "We can offer a diverse range of lease agreements to suit SME's, manufacturers and customers just looking for ground rent options. All of our customers have the added advantage of a range of port services from labour, storage, warehousing or distribution available on their doorstep," adds Nolan.

The port's land and property portfolio of more than 250 hectares has seen substantial development during the past decade attracting a more diverse mix of businesses and creating a greater range of opportunities for occupiers, investors and developers.

Increasing its developable land holdings is just one aspect of the port's preparations for growth and opens the opportunity for joint ventures, developer and occupier-led developments on the available land.

The port's asset base and multimodal connectivity already meets the needs of major manufacturers, including Nissan, VW and JML. Many businesses leasing commercial premises within the site benefit from the mature logistics infrastructure in and around the Port of Tyne. With container, RoRo, breakbulk, ferry, road and rail connectivity, it offers a superb environment for business growth.

"The Port of Tyne offers the flexibility to meet our needs and is able to help us explore new opportunities through its breadth and scale of services," adds Gary.

With multi-occupied office suites and access to technology the Port of Tyne can accommodate small businesses right up to large enterprises seeking state-of-the-art warehousing or space to manufacture.

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Tynegrain one of the Port of Tyne's longest-standing tenants has just signed a new 25 year lease
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 23, 2015
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