Teesport Triumphs over North East Englands Big Freeze
Port remained on full operations despite atrocious weather...
Despite the treacherous weather conditions sweeping the UK over the last two weeks, Teesport, one the UK’s busiest ports remained ‘open for business.’ This is in spite of being located on the North East coast, one of the areas hardest hit by the unprecedented and severe snow fall.
Although most of the news bulletins focussed on the UK’s airports, the UK’s ports have also experienced a severe impact on daily operations as a result of the weather.
Unlike some other east coast ports that have either been operating at reduced capacity, or have been forced to close for sustained periods, Teesport has implemented a daily 24hr snow clearing and gritting operation. This has enabled the port to continue to operate safely and service a significant percentage of customers at the port estate and along the river.
In particular, the engineering team at Teesport has been working hard to ensure sufficient resources and equipment have been available to successfully plough the snow away from roads and operational areas.
This has significantly minimised any impact the snow could have had on its daily services and access routes into and out of the port estate.
With the forecasts predicting no let up in the freezing conditions for much of December, PD Ports and its staff continue to work extremely hard to keep Teesport open for business in what has been an incredibly cold start to the winter season.
Source PD Ports>