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New chiefs for Tees port users group

[ January 16, 2020   //   ]

AV Dawson managing director Gary Dawson and Redcar Bulk Terminal managing director Garry O’Malley are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, at the Tees and Hartlepool Port Users Association (THPUA).

Dawson takes over the reins from former chair, Stuart Brookes, whom he has supported as vice chair for the last two years. He said: “The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen has been very open in his views about the River Tees, the importance of industry on the river and how critical it is to the future success of the region.  He is keen to work together with the THPUA to increase river trade and thereby improve the region’s economy.  This is therefore a fantastic opportunity for us to work more collaboratively with the Mayor and the Statutory Harbour Authority PD Teesport for the greater good of the river and the region.”

Garry O’Malley added: “The THPUA is a long established organisation with a huge heritage and a strong membership today that includes the entire shipping industry supply chain from port operators to agents and pilots, through to Teesside’s industry heavyweights that use the river including British Steel, ConocoPhillips, Huntsman Polyurethanes, ICL Boulby, Stobart Energy and SABIC.”