AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough boasts enviable sea, road and rail links.
The Tees Valley isn’t a stranger to innovation, with the region at the forefront of some of the biggest industrial advancements and developments that have changed the world.
From the birth of the railways to the development of the mighty iron and steel works, the region has reinvented itself time and time again.
Today, the Tees Valley has proven itself to be a beacon of opportunity when it comes to international trade, renewable energy and industrial excellence.
Not to mention, the area is home to the UK’s first and largest freeport, the spotlight has been firmly placed on the region and its businesses.
AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough, located a short distance from the mouth of the River Tees, boasts industry leading sea, road and rail links on a site that has been marked as one of the secondary customs zones in the newly formed Teesside Freeport.
The port has an enviable position as one of the best-connected ports in the north of England and has heavily invested in its quayside to provide deep water berths to accommodate longer and deeper vessels.
The site is also home to one of the region’s largest independent, most flexible rail freight facilities.
Operating over four market specific rail terminals including a rail-linked quayside, rail-linked warehousing, intermodal park and extensive storage areas, the site has the ability to handle a wide range of products and goods.
Boosting its multimodal credentials, the business also has a dedicated transport company – AV Dawson Transport, with an extensive fleet of more than 175 trailers to transport a wide range of cargoes with experience in delivering UK-wide.
AV Dawson’s managing director designate, Charlie Nettle, said:
“It is exciting to begin to see the opportunities that our involvement in the Teesside Freeport is creating.
“As a secondary customs zone, it allows our customers to benefit from a wide range of tax reliefs, simplified customs procedures and streamlined planning processes, and our customers are already identifying the potential benefits this could bring.
“We have recently expanded our freeport site to include two new stand-alone areas which can be developed to include
warehousing, storage, laydown areas or manufacturing facilities – the possibilities are endless.
“We are one of the best-connected ports in the north of England, with easy access to the main arterial road and rail links.
This, combined with a full multimodal logistics offering, makes our port the port of choice for many of our customers.”
The port also has an exemplary safety record and is accredited to IOS 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards. It is also focused on the drive to become net zero, with a plan in place to become carbon neutral well in advance of the 2050 target.