Teesport expands container capacity

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PD Ports has completed the first phase of its development programme to almost double its container handling capacity at Teesport.

The works began lat the beginning of 2011 AND PD Ports has invested over £16 million as part of an overall £29 million project, which will expand the container terminal capacity from 235,000 to 450,000 TEU.

David Robinson, chief executive, said: “We are very pleased with the progress so far. Operator training on the new RTGs was completed ahead of schedule and the cranes are already in full service at the terminal. We are also well advanced in testing and implementing a new terminal operating system, which remains on schedule to be operational this summer.”

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