Where’s there’s muck there’s energy

Waste to energy companies Low Carbon Ltd and PMAC Energy have gained planning consent for a new £300 million pound centre on the site of the former Corus Steel works at Edcar, near Teesport. They say that the Redcar Energy Centre –set for completion in 2025 – will offer excellent road, rail and port facilities to both the UK and European waste markets and is expected to divert between 350,000 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Smart thinking for North-East ports

Five North-East ports have got together to test satellite-based solutions to allow them to become more ‘intelligent’. The Smart Port North East Testbed will bring together the ports of Berwick Blyth, Sunderland, Tyne and Teesport with digital and industry experts, academia, regional authorities to explore technologies such as artificial intelligence, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

P&O Ferries takes up the slack in Scotland

P&O Ferries says it will increase capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport route by almost 25% to create an alternative gateway to Scotland following the closure of the DFDS service to Rosyth. The ferry and logistics company currently carries more than 100,000 freight units a year to Teesport from its continental hub at ... [+]

A2B to start Rotterdam-Teesport service

Dutch short sea operator A2B-online has acquired an additional container vessel to introduce a new three days a week service from Rotterdam to Teesport. The service will be operated by a 500teu vessel and is expected to start operations in May. The A2B service operates from the Broekman Distriport terminal (picture ... [+]

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