Categories: News, Redcar Bulk Terminal, TeesportPublished On: 08.12.2022688 words3.5 min read

Redcar Bulk Terminal Limited operates a deep-water terminal on the south bank of the River Tees, capable of handling Cape Size Vessels with drafts up to 17 metres. The riverside quay is equipped with two gantry cranes, with both bulk and hook capability, offering bulk discharge rates in excess of 40,000 tonnes per day. The adjacent 320-acre Terminal which is HMRC approved offers both short and long-term storage for bulk and conventional cargoes. The terminal offers separate rail handling facilities for rapid loading and off-loading of rail freight traffic and enjoys direct access to the UK rail and road networks with links to the A66, A19 and A1(M). Given its location the terminal is ideally placed to handle large off- shore wind projects in the North Sea. The terminal offers 24/7 working which is provided by its own flexible and highly motivated staff.

Following the closure of the Redcar steelworks in 2015 Redcar Bulk Terminal was provided with an opportunity to move away from traditional coal and iron ore imports by proactively marketing its unique assets to the wider ports and logistics sector. Continued investment in port equipment and rail infrastructure by its controlling shareholder British Steel has seen terminal throughput continue to grow and the business pipeline is extremely strong.

RBT is a key player in the regeneration of the adjacent former steelworks site as it facilitates trade to and from the region. Over the past 3 years many businesses have relocated their trading operations to the area in order to benefit from the logistical advantages RBT can provide particularly with its deep water and proximity to the North Sea. In July 2018 Redcar Bulk Terminal signed a long term handling agreement with Sirius Minerals to export up to 10 million tonnes of Polyhalite per annum through the Terminal.

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PD Ports Limited

Privately owned

Lackenby Main Office
Lackenby Works

Tel: +44 (0) 1642 061694
Email: [email protected]

Transport Connections

The Terminal is equipped to handle rail wagons with separate load and offload bulk handling facilities.

The loading of rail wagons is carried out by overhead hoppers directly fed by conveyors whilst off- loading of rail wagons is achieved by bottom discharge into underground hoppers and conveyor systems linked directly to the stockyards enabling the swift handling of rail traffic to and from the terminal.


Redcar Bulk Terminal Limited is situated on the South Bank of the River Tees on the Northeast coast of the United Kingdom

The Terminal area which lies immediately adjacent to the quay extends over an area of 320 acres / 130 hectares providing storage capacity for both bulk and conventional cargoes alike.

Extensive open storage area for the storage of a variety of bulk cargoes.
Extensive areas for the set down of offshore wind projects.

Port Contacts

General Manager: Shaun Casey
Tel: +44 (0) 1642 061694

Mobile: 07920 829329
Email: [email protected]

Assistant General Manager: Stephen Fraser
Mobile: 07923162130
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Cargo Handling Facilities

The terminal operates a 320 metre long continuous quay which can accommodate vessels up to 17 metres draft and is fitted with 1 x Ship Unloader which can operate on grab or hook for bulk or conventional cargoes respectively.
Principal Activities

Free-flowing bulks
Inland transport
Offshore support services
Project cargo
Access and Accommodation

Length : 304metres.
Beam : 48 metres.
Draft : 17 metres.
Air Draft : 22 metres to the top of the hatch comings
Distance from the Fairway Buoy to Redcar Bulk Terminal: 4.05 nautical miles.
Water density at berth 1.025
Facilities and Services

The Wharf is equipped with 1 x Rail Mounted Gantry Crane rated at 63t capable of both bulk and hook operations.

The rail mounted gantry crane has a travelling length of 300 metres and in Bulk (Grab) mode can achieve offloading rates in excess of 18,000 tonnes per day.

The quay front is fitted with evenly spaced “Yokohama” Fenders for safe mooring of larger vessels whilst alongside.

The quay front is fitted with evenly spaced “Yokohama” Fenders for safe mooring of larger vessels whilst alongside.

Other handling equipment

Bulk materials discharged are transferred by conveyors into a large open bulk storage area where they are stockpiled with stacker re-claimers pending redelivery