PD Ports, owners and operators of Teesport, the UK’s third largest port by volume, has completed Phase two of a quay reconstruction project to support further growth at the Port.
Phase one of the quay reconstruction project completed in June 2015. Less than one year later phase two has concluded, together offering some 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.
The 18-month project, which is part of PD Ports’ wider growth plans, was undertaken by McLaughlin & Harvey and supported by consultants Royal Haskoning DHV and Turner & Townsend. Approximately 100 people were employed during the project and 30 permanent full time jobs will be created by PD Ports in its port handling operations as a result of the overall development.
David Robinson, PD Ports’ Group CEO, said: “In the last 5 years we have invested more than £ 80 M at Teesport, developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the demands of our customers. Continued investment and innovation are vital to the long-term sustainability of our business at Teesport. We need to ensure we can plan for, and respond to the market and our customers, consistently providing a platform that delivers first class service, now and over the long term. “
PD Ports has also made two key appointments in Michael Parker and Alfred van Wyk to help take forward growth plans at Teesport. Michael has been appointed as Business Development Manager to help develop supply chain solutions which add value for customers importing and exporting dry bulk cargo. Alfred has joined PD Ports as General Manager Business Development bringing with him over 20 years of industry knowledge including full UK intermodal experience. Formerly employed by DB Schenker where he worked for over five years as UK Intermodal Sales Manager, Alfred will be responsible for driving new business in support of Teesport’s logistics growth strategy.