Electric cranes lift Teesport’s green credentials

Two new electric harbour cranes, worth £8.6 million have arrived in PD Ports’ Tees Dock. The 83m high Liebherr cranes also improve handling capacity from 100 to 140 tonnes, are electric-hydraulic powered and offer a more environmentally conscious and efficient solution for loading and discharging a range of bulk commodities. They are the latest investment following the unveiling of the £12 million Teesport Bulks Terminal in 2020. PD Ports says it is ... [+]

First battery van for PD Ports

North-East port operator PD Ports has taken delivery of its first, fully electric vehicle at Tees Dock following a successful trial. The electric van, which is the first of three to be delivered in this phase, is part of the company’s wider plans to eliminate fossil fuel usage within its ... [+]

New look for Teesport Explorers scheme

PD Ports has now relaunched its Teesport Explorers programme as part of a week of International Women’s Day celebrations. First trialled pre-pandemic in 2019, it aims to give primary school children their first glimpse of potential future careers with a trip around the port. It will now be rolled out ... [+]

PD Ports makes gender equality pledge

PD Ports has made a company-wide diversity pledge to mark International Women’s Day today (8 March). The Teesport  owner and operator has engaged diversity and inclusion consultancy Diverse Matters to begin a three month intensive audit process of the business that will enable PD Ports to build a benchmark Diversity and ... [+]

Opportunity knocks on the Tees

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport and the largest private employer in the Tees Valley, has partnered with a new Contractor Match initiative to increase opportunities for local businesses within the region. The new platform aims to create equal chances for businesses based on their merits rather than just size. ... [+]

PD Ports shows its resilience

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport, has gained the International Standard for Business Continuity Management. ISO: 22301 accreditation recognises businesses that can demonstrate the ability to mitigate damage and continue operating even in the event of any potential disruption or emergency situations. As the Statutory Harbour Authority for the ... [+]

From diesel to electric on the Tees

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport has contracted Konecranes to convert the primary power supply of four diesel rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to electric to cut carbon emissions. It is the first phase of a wider electrification process, totalling over £2 million of investment by PD Ports, to convert ... [+]

Long-term lease for Teesport coating firm

PD Ports has granted a new long-term lease to Diffusion Alloys at Teesport Commerce Park, for construction of a new £1.5 million coating facility for large components and centre for excellence. Diffusion Alloys has occupied its current site at Teesport Commerce Park for over 18years and now, thanks to the ... [+]

New business in bulk for PD Ports

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 ... [+]

It’s all up in the air on the Tees

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport and Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, has signed apartnership with commercial drone company heliguy. It includes the procurement of five machines that will be used to optimise operations and reduce risks, as well training 17 people in the port group to fly ... [+]

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