About Teesport

The fifth largest port in the UK and amongst the 10 biggest in Western Europe, Teesport is a major deep sea maritime complex in the North East of England, contributing over £1.4 billion to the UK economy each year.

Facilitating the movement of over 28 million tonnes of cargo annually, Teesport is the only major port in England to handle more exports than imports, and is actively engaged in a vast array of sectors including free flowing bulks, containerised cargo, liquid bulks and offshore.

Home to a expansive range of businesses including port operators, shipping agents, energy providers and support services, the River Tees is at the heart of a region that remains a major centre for manufacturing and production whilst also sitting at the forefront of new advancing technologies such as hydrogen and offshore wind.

Offering lock-free access to the North Sea, Teesport is also complimented by over 5,000 acres of strategic development land, making the Tees Valley region an ideal spot for investment opportunities.

For more information on the businesses that operate from Teesport, visit our business directory or interactive map.

The UK’s Northern Gateway to the world

Containers, logistics, chemicals, energy, renewables: the multi-modal hub that is Teesport plays a pivotal role in countless complex supply chains connecting the UK to key global markets.

The best-connected port in the North, Teesport boasts excellent onwards distribution links for domestic cargo moving around the UK, hosting numerous on-site intermodal rail terminals and multiple facilities that allow direct access to the A66 Trans-pennine East and West routes and A19/A1 M1 national motorway links for North and South.


Ongoing investment has enabled businesses across Teesport to continually grow and adapt in line with changing markets.

The Teesport community share three ambitions: a prosperous future, faster growth and a better environment. These ambitions are underpinned by common goals including providing high quality jobs; increasing trade, exports and investment; improving connectivity; delivering a zero carbon economy; driving technology and innovation and supporting people and skills.

With solid foundations already in place to support large scale investments, and our new-found freeport status, the world-class infrastructure, excellent connectivity links and highly skilled workforce all make Teesport the ideal location to conduct business.

Statutory harbour authority

PD Ports is the Statutory Harbour Authority for the Port of Tees and Hartlepool; collectively known as Teesport.

Under its jurisdiction, PD Ports is responsible for a 12 mile stretch of the River Tees, which includes a section three miles out into the North Sea, overseeing all vessel traffic management, ensuring safe navigation and maintaining channel depths for the thousands of vessels that visit Teesport each year.

For more information on the Statutory Harbour Authority click here.