Pellew, who had been with PD Ports since August 2002, played an integral role in repositioning PD Ports in the global maritime and UK logistics sectors and was responsible for rebranding all the former Powell Duffryn owned port and shipping businesses under the PD Ports identity.
As group development director he was at the forefront of promoting the successful ‘Northern Gateway’ campaign, which, whilst not yet fully delivered, has helped lay the foundation for such a development in the longer term.
“I would like to put on record my personal, as well as our collective thanks, to Martyn for all that has been achieved by him and us as a result of his personal energy and commitment to the cause at all times,” commented David Robinson, PD Ports’ Group chief executive officer.
In 2011 and beyond, PD Ports will continue its efforts to further grow and develop the business, investing in new opportunities and exploring new markets. This will include continuing to pursue a foothold in the renewable energy sector through the Chain Reaction campaign and expansion of its existing container handling facilities to position Teesport as a major container hub.
Pellew will remain an advisor to PD Ports on relevant business matters.