New chairman for High Tide

The High Tide Foundation, which offers young people career experiences in the maritime and related sectors in the Teesside area, has appointed local Mark Easby as its new chairman. He replaces founder chairman David Robinson, who has stepped down to take up the position of patron. PD Ports’ Kirsten Donkin (pictured) also joins as a trustee, responsible for marketing and communications. The foundation will launch of additional cadetships and further ... [+]

Lack of freight on transpennine rail route is short-sighted, says PD Ports

The reported decision to upgrade the 76-mile Trans-Pennine route between Leeds and Manchester at a cost of £3b without any provision for freight is deeply troubling for businesses in the North, says PD Ports, owner and operator of the ports of Tees and Hartlepool. It says that after more than ... [+]

PD Ports trains leaders of the future

PD Ports has launched a new bespoke Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) with Teesside University to develop its future leaders. With a relationship spanning over ten years, PD Ports, operator of Teesport – one of the UK’s busiest ports, has joined forces with the University once again to launch the three-year, ... [+]

Teesport signs British Gypsum deal

PD Ports has signed a multi-million pound, five-year contract with British Gypsum, part of the global Saint-Gobain group. The plaster and plasterboard products manufacturer, will bring shipments from Europe directly into Teesport every two weeks where it will be stored in a new bulk warehousing facility. Trains will run daily from ... [+]

PD Ports adds second Scottish train

PD Ports has launched a second rail service between Teesport and Scotland. The new service, operated by DB Cargo, will run five days a week from the quayside at Teesport to the PD Stirling Terminal at Mossend in Glasgow. It provides a direct connection with the P&O Ferries daily service to ... [+]

PD Ports declares war on plastic pellets

PD Ports’ Teesport has become the first UK port to sign up to the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) initiative risk of plastic pellets from leaking into the environment. The project, run in the UK by the British Plastics Federation, introduces measures to keep plastic ‘nurdles’ away from rivers and seas. Local ... [+]

Teesport is Seacon’s friend in the North

PD Ports has formed a partnership with forest products terminal operator and freight forwarder Seacon to establish a northern UK point of entry for its customers. Already operating at the Port of Tilbury will use PD Ports’ Teesport as its Northern logistics hub. Seacon commercial manager Martin Phillips commented: “Working with PD Ports ... [+]

High Court grants Djibouti injunction

The High Court of England & Wales has granted an injunction restraining Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA), from terminating its joint venture shareholders’ agreement with DP World. It has also prohibited PDSA from removing directors of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) appointed by DP World and has ... [+]

Ports group gains gold safety standard

PD Ports has achieved Gold status in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. Awarded Silver at last year’s awards, the north-east port operator been recognised with Gold this year for its continued commitment to improving health and safety standards across its sites. Behavioural safety training, over the last five years, safety ‘champions’ ... [+]

Shadow Transport Sec hears issues at first hand

PD Ports welcomed Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald to Teesport recently. As a Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough, Mr McDonald is a strong supporter of Teesport, which has seen over £1bn of infrastructure investments in the last decade. The visit, hosted by PD Ports’ portcentric logistics director and former ... [+]

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