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PD Ports gets Trent toehold

[ July 9, 2015   //   ]

North-east-based port owner and operator, PD Ports has completed acquisition of the Groveport private inland port complex on the River Trent. Groverport handles a mix of bulk cargoes through its 190 acre freehold site, and has a dominant position in the UK’s market for imported steel long products.

PD Ports group chief executive, David Robinson, described the company as “an excellent strategic fit with PD Ports’ existing ports businesses on the East Coast of the UK. This business has a long established market position in key market sectors and a highly experienced team of people, and has a proven track record as an innovative and customer focussed ports business.”

He pledged to work to develop a stronger and progressive operating platform in the Humber, and develop new business opportunities.

Groveport managing director, Martin Rees, added: “We will become the major asset within PD Ports’ Humber activities, adding to what is already a well-established operation, providing services in both the short and deep sea shipping markets.”

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