Teesside welcomes northern export champions

PD Ports and the Teesside area will welcome successful exporting businesses as it hosts the Northern Powerhouse Export Awards for the fourth consecutive year. Owners and operators of Teesport, PD Ports, has backed the awards, which seek to recognise and celebrate the entrepreneurial exporters from across the Northern Powerhouse, since they launched in 2016. PD Ports chief executive Frans Calje, said: “As the only consistent net exporting region in the UK, it ... [+]

PD Ports makes the grade

PD Ports has become one of the first UK port operators to achieve certification to the ISO 50001 Energy standard across all its 13 operations. After previously achieving ISO 14001 in 2012, the port operator successfully achieved ISO 50001 accreditation for reaching the international standard for energy management without any non-conformances ... [+]

PD Ports scoops up water prize

PD Ports won the Water Business of the Year at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Annual awards in London. The judges commended PD Ports for offering the ‘highest standards of service’ for its customers across its road, sea and rail networks when moving freight inland. Antonov Airlines took the Air ... [+]

Green teams get busy at PD Ports

PD Ports has held its first ever Green Week across its 13 nationwide locations, hosting a variety of green-themed activities such as planting wild flowers, conducting beach clean-ups, car-sharing and creating planters from old hard hats. The initiative was the idea of the Group’s Environmental Champions. Staff from PD Ports’ Teesside sites ... [+]

PD Ports helps local kids in cash and in kind

PD Ports has helped local primary school St Margaret Clitherow’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, in Southbank to raise over £15,000 for a new play area for its students. The current area has begun to rot away and is no longer safe to use Local mother and PD Ports employee, Caroline Carsley has ... [+]

From Logistics Academy to the sharp end

PD Ports has welcomed Michael Chapman to its team, following his successful completion of a programme delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College and the Tees Valley Logistics Academy. While studying a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical Engineering he attended a workshop with the Logistics Academy and was selected from a ... [+]

Deal will put wind in North East’s sails, says PD Ports

North-east based PD Ports has welcomed the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government, saying it would lead to significant employment and economic benefits in the region. The deal calls for a third of all UK electricity will be produced by offshore wind by 2030. PD Ports business ... [+]

PD Ports welcomes maritime plan

PD Ports has welcomed the Department for Transport’s Maritime 2050 strategy. It says that the report, which maps out a plan to support the UK’s ambition to be a world-leading maritime nation, will enable the industry and government to work more collaboratively on specific challenges. PD Ports’ chief executive Frans Calje ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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