Teesport has had an exceptional week handling a record amount of unitised cargo through the Port. Last week Teesport, owned and operated by PD Ports, exceeded their previous record by handling over 12,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) in one single week.
This is the highest throughput of cargo to be handled by the ferry and container terminals and follows the £16.7M investment into the container terminal in 2012. The investment expanded the container terminal capacity by a further 215,000 TEU, taking the total capacity at Teesport to 650,000 TEU and firmly positioning Teesport as the second largest container port in the North of the UK.
Frans Calje, PD Ports Managing Director – Unitised and Portcentric Logistics, commented on the record week: “This year we have seen a significant increase in container volumes being handled at Teesport following the introduction of two new shipping lines and the growing support of the existing and new portcentric customers that use the port on an ongoing basis.
“Last week we handled the highest amount of containers at the Port which was supported by additional sailings and peak season volumes. Our team at Teesport have performed exceptionally well with the uplift in volume and this week has shown what the Port is capable of.”