The port of Blyth in the UK enjoyed record turnover in 2021, hitting GBP25.5 million (USD32.2 million) – the highest total in the port’s 140-year history and up 15 percent on the previous year.
Operating profit grew 64 percent to GBP2.1 million (USD2.65 million).
The major driver for the results was the main port operating business, which landed two major offshore wind related contracts in 2021. Wholly owned forwarding and logistics subsidiary, Transped, also contributed a record GBP500,000 (USD630,000) profit to the year.
The port also maintained an outstanding safety record in 2021, with not a single lost time incident occurring throughout the year.
Martin Lawlor, chief executive of the port of Blyth, said: “To achieve record turnover in a year that contained both covid and numerous Brexit related challenges is a huge accomplishment. Our offshore energy/renewables clients consistently reference our wealth of experience, high service levels and a service safety-first culture as reasons for selecting Blyth and long may that continue.”