From little acorns...
Way back in 1138, when the monks of Newminster Abbey near Morpeth exported salt from the pans on the north side of the River Blyth, they could surely never have imagined how far the seeds of their humble industrious endeavours would have grown. From salt to supply chains, the ambitious Port of Blyth in south Northumberland is now one of the UK's leading offshore energy support bases as well as an important hub for the movement of up to two million tonnes of cargo a year.
As a major centre of enterprise in Northumberland, the port services an increasing number of innovative projects and is attracting a growing list of high profile organisations keen to locate to the port's premises. The port's success is also set to continue with the growth of offshore wind and the development of major wind farms in the North Sea.
You can also read about Port of Blyth's new wind turbine training facility here.
The port is home to the award winning PTS training division which offers plant, industrial and port related training services with the aim of improving safety and developing a highly skilled future workforce. As a leading light in training, PTS not only train all of Port of Blyth’s staff but offer port specific apprenticeships, NVQs & other qualifications to staff at other UK ports.