PD Ports Bags Sheet Pile Contract at Immingham in UK
PD Ports has secured a long-term agreement at its Immingham site with the UK’s leading specialist sheet pile installer and supplier Sheet Piling UK Limited to store and handle the Company’s steel sheet piles ready use within construction industry. Building on an already strong relationship with the sheet pile specialists, PD Ports will now store and handle up to 16,000 tonnes of imported sheet pile materials at its prime East Coast location. Further value added services such as clutch sealing, cutting and welding will also be undertaken at the facility, demonstrating how integral the port group is to post-COVID economic recovery across the UK.
Sheet Piling UK’s imports, which arrive directly in to Immingham from Abu Dhabi, will now be stored and worked on-site before onward distribution. Previously, they were imported, transported via road, worked and then re-distributed. The new arrangement saves the need for the double-handling of cargo and provides a truly consolidated, sustainable solution, in keeping with both PD Ports’ and Sheet Piling UK’s sustainability practices.
Dedicated PD Ports staff on site will also be allocated to the contract, offering added value services such as pick and pack, all through one central point of contact, a factor that Chief Commercial Officer Geoff Lippitt said was key to securing the deal.
PD Ports is a Middlesbrough, UK headquartered port, shipping and logistics company; owner of Teesport, and ports at Hartlepool, Howden and Keadby; with additional operations at the Port of Felixstowe, Port of Immingham, and Port of Hull.