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New business in bulk for PD Ports

[ September 3, 2021   //   ]

PD Ports said it had seen a 60% increase in bulk cargo since opening its Teesport Bulks Terminal a year ago.

The multimillion pound bulks handling facility, which created 44 new permanent jobs, was opened by then Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke MP and signified the revival of bulk cargo handling on Teesside following the collapse of the steelworks in 2015.

The new facility shifted over 2m tonnes in the first year since opening, including two record breaking months.

PD Ports chief executive Frans Calje (pictured, below, left with Simon Clarke MP) 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.”

PD Ports is now accelerating its plans to extend the facility further.”

The official opening of the new Tees Port Bulk Terminal took place on Thursday 6th August 6/8/20 Pic Doug Moody Photography.