The Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton, visited Teesport this week to view the recent investments made at the Port to support continued growth.
During the Port tour, PD Ports' CEO, David Robinson, showed the MP for Stockton South over £60m worth of investment spent in developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the demands of its customers in the past five years.
The 2nd largest container port in the north of the UK, Teesport has experienced uplift in container volumes of 13% year on year since 2007, further strengthening its position as the Northern Gateway for containerised goods destined for the North.
David Robinson, PD Ports' CEO, said of the visit: "We were delighted to show Mr Wharton around Teesport and share with him our vision, as well as our plans for further growth and our expectations from the Northern Powerhouse movement in support of this."
During the visit, Mr Wharton spoke about regional regeneration through the Northern Powerhouse which aims to improve connectivity and support growth for business across the region including Teesport.
"A well connected and more integrated transport infrastructure is vital to the long-term sustainability of our business and those across the region. Such investment through the Northern Powerhouse will drive jobs, help deliver international trade and boost economic growth," concluded Mr Robinson.