The freight and logistics sector is crucial for Tees Valley and integral to our plans for economic growth and job creation. There are currently 1,300 logistics businesses based in the area that contribute £533million to the economy each year and employ around 16,500 people. The sector currently makes up 4.8% of employee jobs in Tees Valley, higher than the national average, and this number is increasing. The 8% rise in 2015 shows the strength of the sector in our area.
Tees Valley is largely urban and, as the birthplace of the Stockton and Darlington modern passenger railway, we have a rich engineering and innovation heritage. The region is an important link in the nation’s supply chain, providing an international gateway for the movement of goods in and out of the country and a key hub for the transport of domestic freight.
Tees Valley has excellent multimodal connections providing unparalleled access to national and international transport links. There are around 10 miles of operational river along the Tees, which includes the deepest water port facilities on the East Coast and England’s largest exporting port. We are also home to an international airport capable of taking the world’s largest air freighters, a vast pipeline network of rail routes that provide connections to Scotland, Felixstowe and Southampton and an uncongested, fast-flowing strategic road network. Added to this are the well-connected warehousing and distribution facilities that contribute to make Tees Valley the ideal place for logistics and freight businesses.
To find out more about logisitics opportunities in Tees Valley you can download the brochure by clicking on the image below: