With fast flowing roads, excellent rail connections, three international airports on the doorstep and one of the UK’s largest ports, Tees Valley is easy to get to and around, making it the ideal location for logistics businesses.
The area is home to a first class logistics infrastructure and there are currently 16,500 people employed across 1,300 logistics companies, contributing £533 million of Gross Valued Added to the area’s economy each year.
The Tees Valley has many advantages for logistics companies looking to locate here. The area is home to a first class logistics infrastructure. By tapping in to our unique deep sea and short sea capabilities a whole range of new options will open up.
Teesport, operated by PD Ports, is the fifth largest port in the UK and each year it handles around 500,000 TEU of container traffic. Recent port statistics released by the Department for Transport showed that Teesport handled a total tonnage of a 36m in 2015.
Supermarket giants Asda and Tesco are already taking advantage of what’s on offer here as both operate from distribution centres on the Teesport estate. Tesco’s 1.2m sq ft warehouse is one of the largest distribution centres in Europe, and Teesport was the only port that could meet their requirements for a distribution centre of this size.
Companies using portcentric logistics bring direct benefits to their supply chain by eliminating road miles from southern ports to distribution centres based in the north, not to mention the environmental impact by reduced road travel.
- 16,500 people employed in the sector
- 1,300 logistics companies are already here
- Home to the 5th largest port in the UK, which handles around 500,000 TEU of container traffic each year
- The sector contributes £533 million of Gross Value Added to the area’s economy each year