Key facts

PD Ports key facts:

  • Economic Growth
    • PD Ports owns and operates the ports of Tees and Hartlepool (Teesport) as well as the short sea ports of Howden, Keadby and Medina Wharf on the Isle of Wight
    • In 2015, PD Ports acquired Groveport, an inland port complex on the River Trent, to expand its Humber presence
    • We are the largest stevedore and warehousing company within the Port of Immingham
  • Employment Opportunities
    • Staff members over 1,250
    • Teesport is a key economic driver in the North East supporting over 3,500 in the supply chain created over the last decade
  • Marine
    • PD Ports is the statutory harbour authority at Teesport and is responsible for managing the river traffic for the ports of Tees and Hartlepool, ensuring safe navigation and maintaining the required channel depth
    • PD Ports owns and operates Teesport, which is the largest container port on the East coast North of Felixstowe and the UK's best connected feeder port
    • Teesport has one of the deepest general cargo berths on the East Coast of the UK at 14.5M L.A.T
    • In 2016, 27 million tonnes were handled at Teesport
    • Around 4,350 vessels call at Teesport each year
  • Portcentric
    • PD Ports is a national leader in portcentric logistics
    • PD Ports is able to offer portcentric solutions supporting our customers in both the North and the South of the UK with the added benefit of one overarching operational management team
    • PD Ports has the single largest warehousing facility at the Port of Felixstowe of some 500,000 square feet, situated just 250 metres from the dock gates
    • Over 4 million square feet of portcentric warehousing is now in operation at Teesport and the surrounding hinterland
  • Investment in training and education
    • In the last 10 years PD Ports has invested over £4 million in training and development
    • For 15 years, PD Ports has been supporting apprenticeship schemes with over 70 people taking part. Around 65% of completed apprenticeships have been in engineering specialities including mechanical, electrical and joinery. Other apprenticeships have been undertaken including dock operations, administration and hydrographic surveying
    • In 2012, PD Ports established a new apprenticeship programme in dock operations starting with 13 apprentices ranging from 18-30 years. This new apprenticeship programme is about raising aspirations of young people across Teesside, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to master a trade. Following the success of the first cohort, another 8 people took on this unique apprenticeship
    • In 2015, Stockton Riverside College joined forces with PD Ports to provide management training opportunities to employees from all levels of the business. Fifteen members of staff are currently taking part working towards Chartered Management certificates
  • CSR
    • The official charities supported by PD Ports in 2017 are High Tide Foundation, Daisy Chain, RSPB and Business in the Community
    • In 2012, PD Ports co-founded the High Tide Foundation with Casper Shipping. The aim of the Foundation is to improve learning and employment opportunities whilst raising aspirations for young people across the region through our unique work experience and industry-led skills programmes. Using the river tees as a connecting theme, High Tide brings together industry and education to increase awareness of port-related industries and the many career options available to local young people.
    • PD Ports supports the ongoing work delivered by registered charity Redcar Development Trust which is dedicated to regenerating the town of Redcar in a bid to offer a brighter future for the town’s people

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