Coastal Climate Adaptation at the Port of Tyne

Coastal Climate Adaptation at the Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne is a major deep-sea port, handling a diverse range of cargoes from cars to

containers, bulk goods to passengers and support for offshore operations. Under the auspices of the

EU Copernicus' Climate Change Service (C3S, implemented by the European Centre for Mediumrange

Weather Forecasting), we have partnered with the Port to assess the impact of climate change

on their current and future operations.


Port of Tyne,

South Shields,

Northeast England


Deltares on behalf


• As with other ports, berth

operations are sensitive to wind, fog,

and precipitation

• Tidal range dictates the periods

of time when larger vessels can

manoeuvre within the port.

Together, we sought to clarify the

effect of operational decisions (tug

boat services, pilot vessel services,

etc.) on port efficiency, evaluate

the impact of metocean conditions

on port operations now and in

the future, and consider climate

adaptation solutions.


When discussions began, the Port

was in the process of conducting a

detailed evaluation of its strategic

infrastructure investment plans.

A key component identified through

this evaluation was the sensitivity

of port operations to weather both

now and in the future:

• Like most ports, wind, wave, and

fog conditions can prevent vessels

from safely accessing the port


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