Image shot from the quayside as bulk load is transferred from a ship at Port of Tyne

Rail freight key to Port of Tyne and Drax renewable energy partnership

Bulk load cargo is something Port of Tyne can handle with some degree of experience Image Port of Tyne

The UK journey towards sustainable energy growth is a little further down the line. The Port of Tyne, serving the Newcastle area on the north-east coast of England, has signed a new agreement with Drax, an industry leader in renewable power generation. Drax has agreed a new four-year deal for the import and conveyance of sustainably sourced biomass pellets. The deal depends on and highlights the pivotal role of rail freight operations in facilitating this bulk cargo operation.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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