Middlesbrough Port can provide layby and berthing facilities for all vessel types including Panamax vessels.
The port provides a safe haven for vessels to berth being 6 nautical miles from the open sea. Security (24 hour) and normal services can be supplied i.e. water and electricity.
Due to the economic downturn and reduction in container vessel traffic there is an increased demand for berthing facilities. ABLE Middlesbrough Port recently had two 36,000T container vessels moored at the facility whilst awaiting re-deployment.
In addition to this, ABLE Middlesbrough Port’s quays have been hired for vessel launches and ceremonies.
Global Marine Energy (now Prysmian), the largest independent provider of subsea power cable installation, maintenance and related engineering services worldwide, invested in the refit and development of Cable Enterprise, a barge built specifically for the installation of power cables for offshore wind farms.
Upon completing the refit the vessel was then launched at ABLE Middlesbrough Port signalling the finale of a successful project. The vessel has now completed its first project at the Gwynt-Y-Mor offshore wind farm.