PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport and Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, is embarking on a new partnership with heliguy, a leader in the commercial drone industry, to boost efficiencies and resilience across Teesport further.
The investment is the latest in a long line as PD Ports intensifies efforts to establish the River Tees as the UK’s most prosperous port region by 2050. It includes the procurement of five state-of-the-art drones designed to optimise operations and reduce risk, as well as tailored, remote-pilot training for 17 people across the port group.
Investing in the DJI ecosystem, PD Ports’ drones include the M300 RTK with H20T camera and Z15 bright spotlight and the portable Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced and the Phantom 4 RTK, a low-altitude surveying solution.
The equipment will be utilised across a variety of departments, including Harbour Police and Engineering, to deliver multiple benefits to the business, and the wider river community, including emergency response, surveillance and surveying, and asset and infrastructure management.
Neil Dalus, PD Ports’ Group Civil Engineering Manager, is leading the project and explained why PD Ports decided to invest in the new technology as it continues its journey towards making Teesport a ‘Smarter Port.’ . . . . .
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