Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PD Ports Increase Container Throughput At Teesport

Box Sector Cargo Continues to Rise
Shipping News Feature

UK – Having changed hands as recently as last month it seems PD Ports continue to develop their base of container traffic handled at their North Eastern base. Whilst development of the new Northern Gateway project is still underway, the company has released figures showing that Teesport has handled over 100,000 containers in the past year.

This is the first time the port has achieved such a high turnover of box traffic and has led to Mr Frans Calje, Managing Director of the Unitised Freight Division to say:

“We are delighted that in these difficult economic times our efforts have clearly out-performed the market. We are really proud of what has been achieved at Teesport this year. We expect to reach this benchmark earlier each year as we move forward.”

The container figures will be pleasing for the group as, in common with others, they have seen depressed volumes in other sectors. Despite the reduction in bulk cargoes, now somewhat recovered, PD have succeeded in picking up substantial freight contracts over the past few months from companies such as Taylors of Harrogate, as reported here previously.