Categories: News, PD Ports, TeesportPublished On: 04.10.2021220 words1.2 min read

Big ambitions for Teesport as cargo volumes soar in 12 months

Ambitions to ‘elevate the River Tees to UK’s most successful port region’ by 2050 (Image: Gazette)

Now PD Ports says it want to ‘elevate the River Tees to become UK’s most successful port region’ by 2050

Cargo volumes sailing through Teesport are up 60% in the last year.

PD Ports unveiled its state-of-the-art Teesport Bulks Terminal a year ago, during the height of the pandemic.

Now the Teesport owner says it wants to “elevate the River Tees to become the most successful port region” by 2050, after striking its third long-term deal at the terminal.

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Around 1,200 are employed by the port with more in the supply chain – and a further 40 jobs created by the new terminal.

Chief executive Frans Calje said, “It’s been fantastic to see the successful transformation of Teesport’s bulks handling infrastructure through this new facility which is underpinned by our growing customer base.

“To see a 60% growth in bulk handling volumes during 12 exceptionally challenging months and during which time we have also secured three long-term deals at the facility, is testament to our continued investment and ongoing commitment to delivering on the levelling up agenda for the North.” . . . . .

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