Supporting Organisations

Working collaboratively with official organisations like the UK Major Ports Group, Rail Freight Group and Road Haulage Association, businesses at Teesport play an active role in shaping policy, lobbying for change and sharing best practice nationwide.

British Ports Association

The British Ports Association is a national membership body for ports, representing the interests of port operators that handle 86% of all UK port traffic, to Westminster and developed Governments and other national and international bodies.

Members at Teesport include Clarksons Port Services, Denholm Port Services, GAC UK, PD Ports and Tarmac Ltd.

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the chartered body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. Members, such as Cory Brothers, DB Cargo and PD Ports, are involved in the management and design of infrastructure systems, processes and information flows.

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Businesses across Teesport work in synergy with the Department for Transport to ensure goods are able to move around the UK effectively, efficiently and sustainably, keeping vital supply chains flowing.

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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

The institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the professional body for all members of the commercial shipping industry worldwide.

Members of the institute are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.

Nikki Sayer, Director of Casper Shipping, was proudly appointed the first female Chair of the ICE North East branch in 2018.

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Logistics UK

Logistics UK is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for, efficient logistics. It is the only business group in the UK that representations all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.

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Maritime UK

Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries with a purpose to champion and enable a thriving maritime sector.

Members include many organisations that Teesport is affiliated with, including British Ports Association, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and UK Major Ports Group.

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NEPIC is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the needs and interests of the chemical-processing sector in the North East of England, existing to ensure industry thrives and that investment, innovation and a successful network all work to create jobs and opportunities long into the future.

Members at Teesport include; Alpek Polyester UK, Anglo American, BOC, CF Fertilisers UK, ConocoPhillips, CPI, EDF Energy, Ensus UK, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, High Tide Foundation, Hunstman Polyurethanes, ICL Boulby, Inter Terminals, Kemira Chemicals, Lucite International, Navigator Terminals, PD Ports, SABIC UK, Sembcorp Utilities, STDC, TVCA, Venator and Wilton Engineering Services.

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North East Automotive Alliance

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. The NEAA aims to build upon the region's significant automotive capability and to firmly establish the North East as a true global automotive powerhouse.

Members at Teesport include AV Dawson with NOF and NEECC also members.

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North East England Chamber of Commerce

The NEECC is North East England’s largest member organisation, representing around 3,000 businesses. From SMEs to multi-nationals, the NEECC bring business people together across a range of member events to encourage the sharing of conversations, experiences and connections.

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NOF is a business development organisation helping to make valuable connections between businesses in the global energy sector, working on behalf of members and partners to put companies of all sizes in touch with the most innovative supply chain businesses in the UK.

Multiple businesses at Teesport also form Energi Coast, the North East England’s Offshore Wind Cluster delivered by NOF.

Members include Able UK, A&P, AV Dawson, JDR Cables, LV Shipping, PD Ports and Wilton Engineering.

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Rail Freight Group (RFG)

The RFG is the representative body for rail freight in the UK. Members include rail freight operators, logistics companies, ports, equipment suppliers, property developers and support services who all aim to increase the volume of goods moved by rail.

Members at Teesport include AV Dawson, PD Ports and Tesco with fellow members DB Cargo, Direct Rail Services, Freightliner and GB Railfreight all operating services out of terminals at Teesport.

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Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community. The RHA provides its members with advice, information and guidance; up-to-the-minute research and a code of conduct to enhance their professional stature.

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Tees & Hartlepool Port Users Association

The Tees and Hartlepool Port Users' Association (THPUA) is the region's lobbying group for the shipping industry.

It exists to develop and promote the economic, efficient and effective movement of goods through the ports of Tees and Hartlepool in the interest of its members and their clients.

One of the main objectives of the THPUA is the promotion of the River Tees and its business community in order to generate and maintain cargo flows via the Ports of Tees and Hartlepool. The Association also exchanges information and coordinates activities among its 50 members, as well as consulting, cooperating and negotiating with PD Teesport - the Statutory Harbour Authority - and other private and public bodies which influence shipping activities within the ports.

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The United Kingdom Major Ports Group Ltd (UKPMG) is the trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the UK. It’s nine members, including PD Ports, own and operate over 40 ports, accounting for more than 70% of the total tonnage handled in UK ports.

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United Kingdom Warehousing Association

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association is Britain's leading trade organisation for the logistics sector. With over 800 members including warehousing and logistics providers as well as manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, UKWA's mission is to protect and advance the interests of its members, support business development and promote industry best practice.

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