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Cranes lift Teesport potential

[ April 26, 2016   //   ]

PD Ports has invested £3.2m has been invested in three 24.6m tall rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs) at Teesport. They join the four RTGs which have been operational since the expansion of Teesport Container Terminal 2 in 2011.

The port operator has also placed an order worth more than with Liebherr for a ship to shore crane at Teesport to complement the two already in operation.

The north-east gateway handled 466,000teu in 2015 and has increased its capacity through a recent £35m redevelopment offering some 550m of deep water quay.

PD Ports’ chief executive David Robinson, commented: “We’ve invested over £80m at Teesport over the past five years in developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the demands of our customers and position the port as the northern gateway for containerised goods serving Northern UK markets.”

He added: “This multi-million pound investment has been an important addition to our wider growth plans at Teesport, and its pivotal role in driving Government plans to rebalance trade through the Northern Powerhouse movement. Ultimately this will provide more direct and efficient routes to market for Northern importers and exporters.”