ViganTelestackBühler GmbHTOC EventsVan AalstCleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cimbria
  • TOC Events
  • Van Aalst
  • Port of Stockton
  • TBA Group
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Keeping it green

Keeping it green

(Posted on 21/07/19)

A North East-based ports group has demonstrated its commitment to the communities it operates in with its first Green Week.

PD Ports, which has its headquarters in Middlesbrough, held the event across its 13 nationwide locations, hosting a variety of green-themed activities such as planting wild flowers, conducting beach clean-ups, car-sharing and creating planters from old hard hats.

The initiative was the idea of the Group’s Environmental Champions, who are responsible for ensuring PD Ports continues to improve its commitment to sustainability.

The firm’s chief executive Frans Calje said: “It’s vitally important for us to raise awareness of environmental issues and to actively get involved in preserving our environment for future generations.”

Staff from PD Ports’ Teesside sites at Hartlepool, Teesport and Billingham took part in a variety of environmentally-friendly events during the week, including litter-picks around Hartlepool and a beach clean-up at South Gare which filled a flatbed truck.

A team of 15 volunteers also spent a day at the RSPB Saltholme nature reserve, working on resurfacing paths that had been damaged during the recent bad weather, while staff across the group took part in a car-sharing exercise, saving a total of 340 miles over the week.

The activity also formed part of the work PD Ports undertakes as part of the Redcar I Cleveland Ambassadors programme, of which Mr Calje is the chairman.

The programme is made up of 150 businesses across the region, and brings firms and communities together to boost the profile of Redcar and Cleveland as a destination for both business and leisure.

Mr Calje added: “Making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to the way in which we do business.

“The activities that took place will benefit the wider community and this is hugely important to our philosophy at PD Ports that what we do makes us who we are. The turnout across the business was hugely impressive and helped to not only raise environmental awareness but encourage teamwork and boost morale.”

Latest News

Port of Rotterdam presents future scenarios for 2050

(Posted on 06/10/22)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has developed four diverse global scenarios in detail to increase understanding... Read more


First international shipment at Mugharraq Port

(Posted on 01/10/22)

AD Ports Group has announced the arrival of the first international shipment at Mugharraq Port, one... Read more


Bilbao commits to stability

(Posted on 25/09/22)

Representatives of Bilboestiba, stevedoring companies, trade unions and the Port Authority of Bilbao... Read more


KEZAD Group launched in Abu Dhabi

(Posted on 25/09/22)

 AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of trade, logistics, and industry, has unveiled &lsquo... Read more


Investment in Wisconsin ports to expand global markets

(Posted on 15/09/22)

The annual gathering of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association has taken place near the mouth of... Read more


New chainPORT member Tanger Med welcomes partner ports

(Posted on 15/09/22)

The ports of Singapore, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Gothenburg and Montreal have come together... Read more


AD Ports completes TCI and Transmar acquisition

(Posted on 15/09/22)

AD Ports Group has completed the acquisition of a 70 percent equity stake in Transmar International... Read more


Ukraine grain shipments resume to Euro-Silo, North Sea Port

(Posted on 09/09/22)

After months of blockades, a grain ship from the Ukraine has today arrived at North Sea Port. The vessel... Read more


Essar signs $2.4bn sale pact with AM/NS for infra assets

(Posted on 07/09/22)

In one of the largest post-pandemic M&A deals in India, Essar today announced signing definitive... Read more


ABP signs new contract with ADM Fertiliser

(Posted on 07/09/22)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomes long term customer ADM’s fertiliser division to the... Read more


The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South LouisianaPort of StocktonCimbriaSailors SocietyTBA Group
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Vigan
  • Bühler GmbH

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping