The service will reduce operational costs for customers and minimise the environmental impact of road transport, according to the company. Further benefits include Teesport’s logistics offering, which enables cargo to be stored closer to its final destination, complemented by the port’s access to major northern road and rail links. Through its subsidiary PD Logistics, based in Felixstowe, PD Ports is also offering a comprehensive port-to-door service, including warehousing if required.
PD Ports is seeking to further develop short-sea/coastal traffic through Teesport. It has also been given government approval to proceed with a new £300m deep-sea container terminal, known as the Northern Gateway Container Terminal (NGCT), which is scheduled to open in 2012.