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Teesport steps up the pace

[ July 27, 2017   //   ]

PD Ports officially unveiled its new £6m ship to shore crane at Teesport on 26 July, following a recent multi million pound investment in quayside facilities and technology including a dedicated rail terminal and a Navis terminal operating system.

At the ceremony, PD Ports’ chief executive, Frans Calje,commented: “Pace and frequency are vital components in container shipping. The addition of a fifth ship to shore crane will further enhance our service performance by reducing the time taken to transfer containers from port to road and rail for UK distribution.

“Supporting our customers to get their goods to market quickly and efficiently is at the core of our investments. Our success in achieving this will help us to grow and remain competitive not just as a business but as a region, improving economic prosperity across the North, enhancing skills and creating jobs.”

Co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility, the new ship to shore crane is at Teesport Container Terminal Two, boosting the port’s ability to service container volumes which have grown 12% year on year for the last seven years.

Manufactured by Liebherr Container Cranes Limited in Killarney, Ireland and Rostock, Germany, the crane arrived less than a year after Teesport introduced three new rubber tyred gantry cranes.

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