UK-based ports company PD Ports has signed a 'Learning Agreement' with Unite the Union (Unite) for its sites across the North East of the country. The deal aims to make learning and development opportunities accessible to all employees while encouraging them to seek essential functional skills support.
PD Ports is urging employers to help plug the engineering skills gap by offering apprenticeships.
PD Ports is urging UK businesses not to develop “Brexit blinkers” but instead to explore new global opportunities.
PD Ports is looking to extend its footprint in the bulk market “quite significantly” in the future, Frans Calje, chief executive of PD Ports, told Port Strategy.
The Port Services Regulation (PSR) is “ill conceived, barely thought through and a one stroke brush approach across Europe to impose what they call transparency and regulations to make ports more competitive”, PD Ports’ chief executive Frans Calje told Port Strategy, adding that the reality is, however, “that one size doesn’t fit all”.
The UK’s Northern Powerhouse is at risk of becoming a talking shop amid a slowdown of momentum from Westminster, Frans Calje, chief executive of PD Ports told Port Strategy.
The four main ports in the north of England have agreed a new partnership to create jobs and boost exports across the region.
In the wake of Brexit, major ports across the north of the UK have agreed to unprecedented collaboration to ensure their unified voice is heard by government.
In the first of a series, Nick Elliott reports from Teesport on its preparations for ISPS Code compliance
PD Ports has completed the first phase of an expansion programme to develop its existing container terminal handling facilities at Teesport, UK.
Depending on your point of view, PD Ports' plan to introduce a Northern Gateway container port on the Tees would either ease the UK's notorious southern port congestion, or - if you're a supporter of any or all of the three southern container terminal projects aimed at solving the problem - simply prove to be a fly in the ointment.
The addition of a new bespoke design mobile has significantly enhanced steel slab handling operations at Tees Port
It will be port business as usual in Hartlepool if the newly independent PD Ports gets the approval it now wants for its proposed £ 500m property project development around Victoria Harbour.
In our November/ December 2003 issue, PS spoke to managers at PD Teesport to report on their preparations for the ISPS Code. Since then, things have been moving apace.
Teesport has the luxury of challenging its steel handling methods under a ten-year contract, as Felicity Landon finds out
ASDA has signed a landmark deal with PD Teesport to develop a new £ 20m import centre at Teesport with the creation of 300 jobs. The project will be delivered by leading European logistics developer, Gazeley, on behalf of ASDA.
Teesport Container Terminal 2 (TCT2), the recently opened second container terminal at PD Teesport in Middlesbrough, is achieving significant improvements in operational effectiveness for the port and its customers. Over the past three months PD Teesport has accomplished improved productivity with over 50 lifts per hour.
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has been swayed away from its tough stance blocking the development of the UK's Northern Gateway project by developer PD Ports.
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