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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


North East-based PD Ports has announced its support of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government, which is set to lead to significant employment and economic benefits to people and businesses across the region. The deal declares...


PD Ports welcomes the Maritime 2050 strategy released by the Department for Transport to map out a plan to support the UK’s ambition to be a world-leading maritime nation.The report highlights seven high-level themes including the UK’s competitive advantage,...

New tide comes in to Tees Valley charity

A Tees Valley charity dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences, has welcomed a new wave of appointments, determined to see 2019 off to a strong start. High Tide Foundation, founded in 2012 by businesses across Tees Valley, has grown considerably...

Teesport Intermodal Rail Terminal celebrates fourth anniversary

PD Ports is celebrating the fourth anniversary of Teesport Intermodal Rail Terminal, which has cemented the port and the wider Tees Valley region as a truly global gateway to the UK since opening on the 15th November 2014. Seeing considerable growth in containers...

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Logistics Academy student Emily starts career with PD Ports

Teesside student Emily Clark says experiencing the Tees Valley Logistics Academy at Stockton Riverside College convinced her to change plans to study architecture at Cambridge or Lancaster to instead start a civil engineering apprenticeship with PD Ports, one of the...

Lloyds Bank cements its support for North East infrastructure

Lloyds Bank has continued its commitment to developing key infrastructure projects in the North East after providing a £90m funding package to Middlesbrough-based PD Ports. The package will be used by PD Ports to support an ongoing capital expenditure programme to...

M6toll’s HerGV winner kick-starts her career with PD Ports

The M6toll’s HerGV initiative to address haulage industry driver shortage, and the proportion of women within HGV driving roles, has reached a milestone point in the campaign as they announce that their competition winner has been offered a full time job opportunity...

PD Ports welcomes £1million boost for Teesport rail link

PD Ports has welcomed news that will see vital investment of £1million fund a study that will look at ways to improve the region’s rail freight network. The cash will help to resolve issues between Eaglescliffe to Northallerton branch of the East Coast Main Line,...

PD Ports’ £1,500 backing for school’s outdoor reading area

Hartburn Primary School’s outdoor reading area – made possible via a donation from PD Ports - has been hailed a "fantastic” success after having a positive effect on literacy levels among its youngest pupils. Around 300 of the Stockton school’s nursery, reception and...

PD Ports hosts Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

PD Ports welcomed the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald MP, to Teesport recently, to learn first-hand of the major role logistics plays in keeping the UK economy moving. As a Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough since 2012, Mr McDonald is a...

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