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The port estate

The Port of Sunderland covers an area of 106 hectares (264 acres). Within its boundary a wide range of tenants undertake a variety of port and maritime-related activities and industrial operations. Premises and land are available on attractive lease terms to businesses operating in various sectors – as well as companies with cargo handling and freight storage requirements – who are seeking a secure location within easy reach of the commercial heart of the city centre and the region’s major transport arteries.

For further information contact the Port Manager:

Awards and accreditations


The Port of Sunderland is certified by Product Authentication International (PAI) as complying with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC), in respect of storage and in-house testing of combinable crops and dry feed materials/ingredients.

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Investor in People

As a Sunderland City Council service the Port of Sunderland holds Investors in People status, achieved by the council in 2004.

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British Ports Association

The port is a member of the British Ports Association