Teesport has wind in its sails

GE Renewable Energy is to build a blade manufacturing plant at Teesport creating 750 new jobs. The PD Ports-owned facility is close to one of the UK’s largest offshore wind projects, Dogger Bank. PD Ports’ chief operating officer and vice chairman, Jerry Hopkinson, said: “GE’s commitment to the region builds on the number of world-class offshore manufacturers based in Teesport, including industry leading JDR Cables in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough-based Wilton Engineering and ... [+]

Freeports ahoy!

Just a day after the Budget and the unveiling of the first eight freeports in England, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak visited Teesport, one of the successful bidders, on 4 March. Frans Calje, chief executive of operator PD Ports, thanked the Government for the opportunity to create ... [+]

PD Ports thanks Freeport supporters

With the deadline for submitting freeport bids to Government only six working days away, PD Ports thanked over 100 customers and stakeholders for their support. Since Spring 2020, PD Ports and its independent expert advisers have been working to support the Tees Valley Mayor, who is leading the bid, as ... [+]

PD Ports tees-up future growth

PD Ports has launched its ‘Future Teesport’ vision – outlining how it plans to make the River Tees the country’s most successful port region by 2050. As Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, PD Ports is committed to delivering a strong and sustainable future for the river, driving economic growth ... [+]

River Tees turns digital

PD Ports has launched a digital platform to enhance the competitiveness of the River Tees. Chief executiveFrans Calje said it would be a vital tool that will allow river users, potential investors and key stakeholders to access a wealth of information about its operations, infrastructure and transport connections. It will ... [+]

Waste not, want not on Teesside

PD Ports has signed an agreement with Wentworth Clean Power (WCP) to bring a £230 million waste-to-energy project to Teesport. WCP  and its partners, will develop, finance and deliver the project on Dockside Road, to the south of Teesport Commerce Park. The Teesport Renewable Energy Centre, will sit on a 9-acre ... [+]

Stainsby to pilot next phase of Tees growth

Former PD Ports apprentice and newly qualified hydrographic surveyor Mia MacDonald christened Teesport’s new £1.35 million pilot vessel, Stainsby at a socially distanced ceremony on 28 October. Named after one of the original four villages that later became Middlesbrough, the vessel will safely transport pilots to and from vessels as they ... [+]

PD Ports catches ‘em young

PD Ports played host to the shipping people of the future when it gave primary school pupils a guided coach tour around Teesport. The pupils from Stockton’s Hartburn Primary School heard first-hand from staff about the different jobs available. They were the first to benefit from Teesport Explorers, a pilot programme ... [+]

Teesport gains AEO

PD Ports has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for its operations at Teesport, the first port in the Northern Powerhouse region to do so. The accreditation recognises that a business’ customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU benchmarks. Chief executive Frans Calje, commented: “This will deliver some ... [+]

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