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PD Ports reaches RoSPA gold standard again

PD Ports is has achieved Gold status at the RoSPA Awards for its ongoing commitment to health and safety. It is the second time that the north-east ports operator has achieved the standard. Human resources director, Russ McCallion, said: “Following a year that presented us with many personal and professional challenges as a result of the COVID crisis, our people, as recognised key workers, have remained vigilant and resilient, allowing health ... [+]

PD Ports’ community efforts recognised

PD Ports has been recognised at the ‘Communities and Reputation’ awards at a virtual ceremony held by NEPIC, which represents the chemical sector in the North-East. The Teesport owner was commended by the judges for an outstanding demonstration of community support and social responsibility, having donated over £50,000 to local ... [+]

All in a good cause – PD Ports donates £50K to charities and communities

PD Ports has donated £50,000 to various charities and initiatives across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. During December, the port operator made £40,000 worth of donations to both local and national causes from Teesport to the Isle of Wight, reinforcing its recently bestowed ‘UK Business Hero’ title as awarded by ... [+]

PD Ports delivers early Xmas to needy families

Kind-hearted staff from PD Ports’ sites at Teesport, Hartlepool, Billingham and Middlesbrough have brought some early Christmas cheer to Teesside’s most vulnerable families. PD Ports regularly donates to local food banks in the area but head of police, security and resilience, Neal Armstrong was so moved by the stories of hardship ... [+]

Act now to prevent a lost generation, says PD Ports chief

PD Ports renewed its call for businesses to back young people during the Covid pandemic and beyond at a webinar led by chief executive Frans Calje and chair of the CILT UK Ports, Maritime and Waterways Forum, Les Richings. After a year of unprecedented challenges, Frans Calje shared his concerns that ... [+]

Hero of the pandemic

PD Ports has become a UK Business Hero for its role in keeping the country’s trade flowing during Covid-19 and for supporting local communities throughout this challenging time. Nominated by the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the major ports group has continued to operate as normal throughout the coronavirus outbreak. ... [+]

Another green power project for PD Ports

PD Ports has signed an agreement with Wentworth Clean Power to bring a second waste-to-energy plant to the Tees Valley. The £430 million, 30-acre project will also be based at Teesport Commerce Park, with an annual capacity of 250,000 tonnes of specialist feedstocks and generating enough power for over 16,000 ... [+]

PD Ports launches Wellbeing Week

PD Ports will launch a week of initiatives to improve the wellbeing of its people on 9 November. This will include pausing operations for a short period to encourage conversation, to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma that stops so many people from seeking help as ... [+]

Freeports would free up Tees potential

PD Ports underlined the huge investment and jobs boost that a freeport on the River Tees could deliver for the local and regional economy, in its response to the Government’s consultation on 8 July.   It said that an innovative and ambitious scheme could enable the whole Tees Valley to further capitalise ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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