July 6 - Richard Newton has been appointed commercial director, logistics, for the UK's Port of Tyne, having previously been the port's commercial manager.

Nolan Gray, business development director, said: "This is a key role and we are very pleased to have appointed from within the port.

"Newton's experience in port operations and transport management provide an excellent understanding of the supply chain - vital in coordinating effectively with manufacturers, retailers and customers who depend on a seamless logistics solution."

The Port of Tyne operates five business areas, including bulk and conventional cargo, car terminals, cruise and ferry, logistics and a commercial property portfolio.