Tuesday , 17 September 2019
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Following the recent UK government approval for the proposed Northern Gateway Container Terminal at Teesport, PD Ports is targeting South East Asian shipping lines, shippers and freight forwarders with an awareness campaign to attract deep sea vessels to the facility.

PD Ports targets Far East shipments

This month PD Ports and its recently appointed Far East representatives, Infinity Logistics, hosted a reception at the British Embassy in Bangkok, attended by the British Ambassador, Quinton Quayle and Minister of Commerce for Thailand, Viroon Tejapaibul, before moving on to the 6th Asean Ports & Shipping conference in Vietnam.

In December PD Ports visited Singapore and Malaysia, whilst similar trips are planned to Mumbai in India and Dubai before the end of the year.

Martyn Pellew, PD Ports group development director, said: “There is no point in us building a £300million container port on Teesside if no one knows about it. Today, overseas based manufacturers such as those in Thailand can only use Teesport for container freight traffic coming into Britain on smaller feeder ships through continental ports such as Rotterdam or Zebrugge but in three years they can come direct.”