PD Ports has invested more than a million pounds in three reachstackers along with the refurbishment of its ferry terminal amenity facilities at Teesport. The new machines, built by Hyster in Holland, have replaced three of the port’s older models. PD Ports currently has eleven reachstackers in operation at Teesport which are used at the ferry and container terminals for lifting and stacking the various sizes of containers handled there.
Mark Pearson, engineering director, said: “With increasing volumes of container traffic passing through Teesport, we remain fully committed to our investment in innovative and reliable machinery. This enables us to improve capacity and maximise the efficient handling of goods for importers and exporters using Teesport.”
The Port has seen an 11 per cent increase in load on load off containers and a six per cent rise in roll on – roll off units.
The port operator still waiting to hear from the DfT about the latest stage of its planning process for the creation of its deep sea container terminal, known as The Northern Gateway. A favourable announcement is expected very soon on the outstanding Harbour Revision Order.