Contract to upgrade Teesport Ro/Ro berth awarded to Land and Water
Civil engineering group company Land and Water announced last week that they have secured a contract with PD Ports in Teesport to upgrade the Ro/Ro berth.
The project will begin in February 2022, when Land and Water will replace the Linkspan Bridge. The upgrade to the Ro/Ro berth will allow for larger vessels to be accommodated in port, increasing capacity and the need for customs clearance Teesport.
Land and Water’s contracts manager, Andy McBride, said:
“Working with PD Ports to redevelop the Ro-Ro and allow larger vessels to berth at Tees Dock is incredibly significant for Land & Water.
We are proud to be involved in the construction of this new Ro-Ro by using our marine civil engineering capabilities to strengthen the position of Teesport as the UK’s Northern Gateway for international trade.
We are very much looking forward to commencing these works and consolidating our place within the northern infrastructure sector in what is an extremely exciting time for the region as it continues to show it is a truly outward-looking, international region ready to welcome the cutting-edge sectors of the future.”
How large is the port of Teesport?
Teesport’s position in the North places it as the gateway to Northern Europe and Russia. There are also regular, direct liner schedules with Japan.
Teesport has been heavily invested in to accommodate the changing demands on the port:
– The previous steel export terminal was reworked in 2020 to provide a 300,000 sq ft warehouse for the surge in demand for bulk and break-bulk storage space.
– In 2014, Teesport installed its own intermodal rail terminal, and works with all 4 major rail suppliers to provide options to its customers. It is anticipated that Teesport’s rail services will grow by 50% in the next 10 years.
– This year, the Ro/Ro berth will be updated by Land and Water with the replacement of the Linkspan bridge to allow access to larger vessels and improve efficiency.
– Approximately £120,000,000 has been invested in the container terminal over the last decade to increase capacity and infrastructure. This has resulted in an average of 12% growth in container volume per year.
The demand for customs clearance Teesport continues to increase as the port grows, alongside the addition of more Brexit regulations.
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