Chloe Shakesby

Teesport ships in 60 per cent more cargo after opening of new bulks terminal

The owner of a North East port has announced that it has seen a 60 per cent increase in cargo handled over the past year.

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport, reported a 60 per cent increase in volumes of bulk cargo handled since its new Teesport Bulks Terminal facility was opened last year.

The year included two record breaking months, with the new facility creating 44 permanent jobs in the area.

Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports, commented: “It’s been fantastic to see the successful transformation of Teesport’s bulks handling infrastructure through this new facility, which is underpinned by our growing customer base.

“To see a 60 per cent growth in bulk handling volumes during 12 exceptionally challenging months and during which time we have also secured three long-term deals at the facility, is testament to our continued investment and ongoing commitment to delivering on the levelling up agenda for the North.

“The fact that such established and world-leading businesses within the industry are selecting PD Ports as a critical partner in their supply chains further reinforces our proven track record of delivery and demonstrates the confidence that global companies have in our port facilities and in our region.”

This comes as the company accelerates its plans to extend the facility.

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