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The Tees goes digital

[ June 8, 2021   //   ]

PD Ports, statutory harbour authority for the River Tees and owner and operator of Teesport, has launched a new digital platform to promote the river and support the Government in delivering its ‘levelling up’ agenda for the North.

The new platform is described as “a vital tool for river users, potential investors and stakeholders to access a wealth of information about the river’s world-class operations” and has been in development since late 2020 as part of the Statutory Harbour Authority’s continued commitment to maximise investment and job opportunities across the Tees Valley.

PD Ports chief executive, Frans Calje, said: “The new website will showcase the unique strengths of our region to inward investors, demonstrate the world-class infrastructure and unparalleled connectivity we have at Teesport as well as promote job and training opportunities in order to drive social value in the Tees Valley. We have seen that a collaborative approach is key to enhancing the global competitiveness of the Tees Valley. We look forward to continue working alongside our fellow river users to further develop this platform and, in turn, drive socioeconomic betterment for the Tees Valley.”

Executive director of international trade at the North East England Chamber of Commerce, Julie Underwood, said: “PD Ports has delivered an invaluable tool in the new Teesport Website and it certainly reflects the enormous asset the Port is to the Tees Valley and the wider North East. It presents the scale of the port, and all the businesses utilising this facility in a very engaging way, demonstrating the value of the River Tees to the continued prosperity of our region and the people who work and live here.”

Visit the new platform at or follow @Teesport on Twitter.