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Frans Calje

Chief Executive Officer

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About PD Ports

We recognise that, in the challenging and multifaceted global marketplace, speed and agility of response in the supply chain aids your competitiveness, efficiency and proficiency, and is paramount to the success of our customers.

We’re one of the key players in portcentric, multimodal logistics, warehousing and estates management and are already building a reputation as a centre of renewable energy expertise.

At the heart of our operations is a multi award winning ports and logistics business, highly effective in numerous key UK locations.

Based in Middlesbrough, we operate Teesport, a major deep-water complex and one of the largest container ports in the North of England. To complement our operations, PD Logistics is our leading logistics business, delivering flexible portcentric solutions to improve your supply chain. With a developed warehousing footprint, supported through Teesport, of over 3 million square feet, with multiple clients, we are the leading edge portcentric logistics provider in the UK.

We also offer customer solutions at a number of other key locations such as Felixstowe and the Humber Estuary, bringing portability to our ports ability, with a further 2 million square feet of warehousing available.

We have over 160 years of unrivalled experience; and with our sustained investment in ground breaking technology and operations we offer a one-stop future proof link for all your multimodal supply chain needs.

With our professional and innovative team at PD Ports we’ll make it easy to deliver the change. Make the progression with us.

Press releases 2019

GATE AUTOMATION IS GOING LIVE

As part of our strategic plans for the future of Unitised operations, we have automated our gate infrastructure and as of 29th July, all traffic for TCT2, Rail and Ferry terminals will enter the port via the new gate. The automated gate will be operational 24/7 and...

WORKING TOGETHER FOR MARITIME INNOVATION

Chris Grayling and Frans Calje We are proud to announce that we have entered into a new partnership to create the UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub. Along with Port of Tyne – where the hub is based – Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV...

NEW TEESPORT RAIL SERVICE DRIVES ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FOR IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for...

WILL WE SEE YOU AT BREAKBULK?

We are pleased to announce that we are attending Breakbulk’s annual event! The three-day show is a fantastic opportunity for us to exhibit our world-class bulk facilities in Teesport and Hartlepool as well as promote our short sea services on the Humber. Our...

PD PORTS INVITED TO SPEAK AT UK PORTS CONFERENCE

Geoff Lippitt Described as an essential update for the ports industry, the UK Ports Conference this year takes place Tuesday, May 14th in London – bringing together senior representatives from across the ports, shipping, and maritime sectors. Once again, there is an...

LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR MIDDLESBROUGH SCHOOL’S CAMPAIGN

Middlesborough School Students A primary school in Middlesbrough has received a significant boost to support its fundraising efforts thanks to local business, PD Ports. St Margaret Clitherow’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Southbank is aiming to raise in excess of...

PD PORTS RECRUITS LOGISTICS ACADEMY GRADUATE

North East-based PD Ports has welcomed a new member of staff to its 1,000-plus strong team, following his successful completion of a programme delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College and the Tees Valley Logistics Academy. Michael Chapman was studying...

PD PORTS BOLSTERS TEESPORT WITH NEW CARGOW PARTNERSHIP

North East-based PD Ports has secured a deal with Dutch shipping line, Cargow which further strengthens Teesport’s platform and market position as a port of choice for shippers accessing the North of the UK for onward distribution of trade. PD Ports already works with...

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PD Ports supports Daisy Chain employability course

Helping young people into employment is an important part of the ethos of PD Ports which is why the company is delighted to be supporting Daisy Chain’s employability scheme. Frans Calje, Chief Executive Officer, and Kirsten Donkin, Head of PR, Marketing and...

PD Ports supports army logistics exercise at Hartlepool

The Port of Hartlepool, owned and operated by PD Ports, has recently played host to the British Army’s largest logistics exercise of the year, allowing soldiers to practice their readiness for deployment. Exercise IRON PYTHON 18 ran across a 10-day period seeing...

Teesport growth outstrips UK port industry

PD Ports has announced an all-time record in container volumes handled at Teesport. This new record comes at a time when the Department for International Trade published its annual maritime statistics confirming Teesport, one of the deepest water ports on the east...

PD Ports is top class in staff development

A return to the classroom has paid off for staff members from PD Ports. The team has been brushing up their business skills with lessons in management at Stockton Riverside College. A special graduation ceremony at the college marked the culmination of their efforts....

Award success for Teesport plumber Alex

PD Ports’ apprentice plumber, Alex Dionysios, has been named Plumbing Student of the Year by Redcar and Cleveland College. As one of over 20 apprentices currently employed within the business, which has a significant focus on training and development, Alex has been...

Shortsea network opens up the UK and EU via Teesport

PD Ports is now able to offer a viable alternative to using the increasingly congested European and UK hub ports with the launch of the Unifeeder new short-sea services that will offer direct routes from Antwerp and Dunkerque into Teesport. This new service connecting...

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