Teesport Wins Global Award for Excellence and Innovation

PD Ports has been honoured by Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation and a global provider of operational technologies and services, for its commitment to excellence and innovation across Teesport’s terminal operations.

PD Ports took the title of ‘Excellence’ at this year’s Navis Inspire Awards ceremony, part of the Navis World Annual conference in San Francisco. This the highest ranking given at the awards and PD Ports beat off tough global competition to take the top title in this category.

This is the second time in which PD Ports has been recognised by Navis, first for its successful implementation of the system across various unitised platforms and this year for its use of Navis’ business intelligence dashboards at Teesport.

As one of the UK’s major port groups, PD Ports is committed to driving continuous innovation that delivers greater efficiencies and further enhances visibility across its operational platform; leading to improved vessel productivity and reduced truck turnaround times.

In summary comments following the awards ceremony, Navis’ judging panel commented that the accolade of ‘excellence’ was given based on ‘best-in-class operations’ and clear demonstration of ‘industry leadership’.

Frans Calje, PD Ports CEO, commented: “It’s vitally important for our business to perform as efficiently as possible providing the best service to our customers. We introduced Navis to the container terminals in 2013, and since then we’ve continued to utilise the terminal operating system further, allowing us to be more flexible and streamlined.”