Celebrating 50 years of Tees Dock
Date: 02/10/2013

Celebrating 50 years of Tees Dock

Throughout October, PD Ports is celebrating 50 years of trade through Tees Dock, the main operational hub at Teesport, owned and operated by PD Ports.

October 4th 1963, saw the official opening of Tees Dock, which started operations with a team of around 25 dock workers, two cranes and a warehouse.  Today the port employs 650 employees and sees over 5,000 vessel calls each year, bringing millions of tonnes of container, ro-ro, steel and bulk cargoes over its quays.

The extraordinary journey the port has taken over the last 50 years has included changes in ownership, people, operations and procedures. Yet throughout, Tees Dock has remained a major asset to the local and national economies.

Tees Dock and the wider Teesport estate is the core of our business. Since opening in 1963 our business has grown to become an international logistics hub handling goods from all over the world as well as one of the largest employers in the North East and a key economic driver for the region.

To see some pictures of Tuesday's events click here.

To see Wednesday's events click here.

To see pictures from the Stakeholder Day click here.