International launch for PD Port’s new £35 million quay

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International launch for PD Port’s new £35 million quay

June 23, 2016 - 00:00
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PD Ports is formally declaring its 550m deep water quay at Teesport open for business following a £35 million redevelopment.

The award-winning ports and logistics company now owns and operates some of the deepest general cargo berths in the UK offering global customers an enviable freight advantage. A topping off ceremony was conducted by Lord Heseltine earlier this year but Number One Quay is being officially unveiled at Breakbulk Europe.

The investment has created the capability to accommodate two fully laden 235m long panamax vessels simultaneously in water 14.5m deep. One of its many advantages is the ability to take bigger vessels – both for import and export – therefore driving down freight costs for customers. The quay design also has the capacity to further deepen the berth pockets in the future as customer requirements dictate and crucially, rail links to the quay edge and substantial warehousing on site have been maintained.

Roy Merryweather, PD Ports’ General Manager Business Development, said: “The new quay is vital to attracting new business to the port and North-East region, providing a platform to enable Teesport to compete on a national level.”