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 development director, Geoff Lippitt (pictured) said: “The deal is a great coup for our area and has the potential to create ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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