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 one gantry crane, with both bulk and hook capability, offering bulk discharge rates in excess of 20,000 tonnes per day. The adjacent 325-acre Terminal which is HMRC approved, and part of the Teesside Freeport offers both short and long-term storage for bulk and conventional cargoes. The terminal offers rapid 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 has embraced the opportunity to move away from traditional coal and iron ore imports by proactively marketing its unique assets to the wider ports and logistics sector. Investment in port equipment and rail infrastructure has seen the terminals throughput flourish over recent years.
Along with being a key player in the regeneration plans for the adjacent former steelworks. Over the past few 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 Anglo American (Formerly Sirius Minerals) to export up to 10 million tonnes of Polyhalite per annum through the Terminal.