Christmas Shoppers from Faroe Islands Land at Port of Tyne


Around 800 christmas shoppers from the Faroe Islands landed at Port of Tyne yesterday bringing a welcome boost to trade in the local economy. The Faroe Islands lies 400 miles North of Newcastle between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. This is the fourth year that the Faroe Islands to Newcastle mini-cruise on the […]

Port of Tyne Cranes Get Sun Visors


With all the rain and cloudy weather in the North East, you’d think that there wouldn’t be much need for sun visors on crane windows in the Port of Tyne. But you’d be wrong… Local business, Solar Solve Marine, has won an order to fit 12 SOLAROLA anti glare sun visors to 4 of the […]

£7m Cannabis Seized at Newcastle Ferry Terminal


Cannabis with a street value of £7m was seized at Newcastle Ferry Terminal by UK Border Agency Officers. Dutch national Jimmy Sijm, 25, has been charged with improper importation of the drug and has appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court. 1.6 tonnes of Cannabis, packed in plastic bottles, was found in a lorry arriving from Amsterdam. […]

Plans to re-open Newcastle to Norway Ferry Route


A fresh bid to restore the Newcastle to Norway Ferry has been made by a private firm, local councils and Norwegian investors, according to the The Journal. The route, which was formerly run by DFDS Seaways, was closed in 2008 following sharp competition from cheap airlines.