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Teesside phase two is ready to go

[ February 19, 2016   //   ]

No, the great and the good of Teesside aren’t taking DIY lessons – PD Ports held a topping out ceremony for phase two of a quay reconstruction project at Teesport. Lord Heseltine formally declared the Quay ‘open for business’ during a ceremony held at Teesport today (19 February).

With phase one of the quay reconstruction project completed in June 2015, less than one year later phase two is complete, offering 550 metres of deep water quay and providing one of the deepest water facilities in the UK.

The quay will provide considerable flexibility for Teesport’s fast growing container business as well as enhancing its bulk handling capabilities.

PD Ports chief executive, David Robinson, said: “We were pleased to have secured funding through the Regional Growth Fund to help deliver this project for which our application was supported by Tees Valley Unlimited. These works are an important addition to our wider growth plans at Teesport, and its pivotal role in driving Government plans to rebalance trade through the Northern Powerhouse movement. Ultimately this will provide more direct and efficient routes to market for Northern importers and exporters.”

L-R Councillor Sue Jeffery, David Robinson – PD Ports’ CEO, James Wharton MP and Lord Heseltine


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