Served by its own diesel-electric shunters, the port’s standard gauge railway system is linked to the national rail network and interfaces with the 323-metre deepwater Corporation Quay, former Fina oil terminal and Hudson Dock.
Exchange sidings within the port estate allow direct access by locomotives and rolling stock operated by main line rail freight companies, providing an ideal solution for clients requiring a cost-effective and greener alternative to road haulage. Enquiries are welcomed from potential customers considering moving cargoes to or from the quayside by rail.
See also the Rail Freight Online website at: www.railfreightonline.com
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.
Investor in People
As a Sunderland City Council service the Port of Sunderland holds Investors in People status, achieved by the council in 2004.
British Ports Association
The port is a member of the British Ports Association