People-first approach wins award for PD Ports

North-East based PD Ports has been recognised at the International Bulk Journal awards for demonstrating an industry-leading approach to people development. The event, which has been on hiatus since 2019 took place at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam on 21 November with companies from across the world shortlisted in 14 categories. Judges for the People Development award, sponsored by Asia Bulk Logistics, a leading integrated sea logistics and infrastructure solutions provider, ... [+]

PD Ports apprentice takes Tees business award

PD Ports apprentice civil engineer Emily Clark was crowned ‘Best Newcomer’ at the fifth annual Tees Businesswomen Awards on 27 September. Following an initial four-week placement, organised via the Tees Valley Logistics Academy, Emily found her flair for civil engineering and was offered a permanent position at PD Ports. She ... [+]

PD Ports vessels help hospice continue the good work

A generous £15,000 donation, made up of voluntary contributions from vessels entering the River Tees has enabled Middlesbrough-based Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice to provide a week’s worth of care for six babies. Alongside the standard dues and charges that vessels are required to pay under legislation, PD Ports, as the Statutory ... [+]

Technology clinches it for PD Ports in North East Business awards

PD Ports took home the trophy for the ‘Innovation and Technology’ award at the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards on 23 June. With bold ambitions to make the River Tees the UK’s most successful port region by 2050, PD Ports continues to embrace digitalisation, led by two major ... [+]

OBE for PD Ports chief

PD Ports chief executive Frans Calje has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to international trade and the UK economy. He has been at the head of the north-east ports operator for five years having first joined the company in 2008 as key projects ... [+]

PD Ports takes safety gold

PD Ports has received Gold status from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the second consecutive year, its fourth award win in as many weeks. It has also recently been awarded Maritime UK’s Business of the Year, CILT’s People Development Award and NEPIC’s Corporate Environmental trophy. Organisations ... [+]

PD Ports takes Maritime award

PD Ports has won the Business of the Year title at the Maritime UK Awards in Glasgow. The category sought a business that has demonstrated a real understanding of its target market whilst also showing impressive growth and sustainability across a number of factors including job creation and national and ... [+]

A problem shared at PD Ports

PD Ports has partnered with Middlesbrough-based charity Recovery Connections to provide wellbeing guidance for its employees nationwide. A new, dedicated member of staff employed by Recovery Connections will be based on site, primarily at Teesport, as a point of contact for any employees. The collaboration aims to provide a comfortable, safe ... [+]

PD Ports donation helps volunteers get on their bike more quickly

Tees and Hartlepool owner and operator PD Ports has donated £1,000 to NHS emergency courier service Bloodrun EVS. The charity, staffed by unpaid volunteers, transports blood and other vital resources and is currently in the process of raising much needed funds to purchase a new motorbike to enable it to ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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