PORT of blyth

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.