Since the birth of Middlesbrough, the River Tees has been one of its most important assets.

The industries surrounding Teesport and Port of Middlesbrough form part of one of Middlesbrough’s key sectors. They are integral to the economic output of the wider Tees Valley region.


Handling 28 million tonnes per year, the port supports the movement of international imports and exports throughout the north of the UK, and is a key driver and enabler of the Northern Powerhouse strategy. 

Positioned less than a mile from the mouth of the Tees, the deep sea complex has an onsite intermodal rail terminal for direct access to the national rail network in addition to easy accessible road and air networks. 

Over £1billion has been invested directly into the site over the past ten years, bringing improvements in infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment to expand capacity. 

The site is owned and operated by PD Ports and supports a variety of cargoes. Three ro-ro berths and two container terminals with a capacity of 650,000 TEU, and seven RTG cranes and five ship-to-shore cranes are supported by specialist teams and provide easy lock-free access to the North Sea and beyond. 

With over 26 vessel calls a week, Teesport is able to serve worldwide markets with ease. The specialist stevedoring service offers flexibility and technical expertise to meet different requirements.

Port of Middlesbrough

AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough operates from a 40 hectares port on the banks of the River Tees at Riverside Park.

Port of Middlesbrough provides full freight logistics across a number of sectors including energy and renewables, construction, agriculture, automotive and waste.

The facility has deep-water berths and an onsite ships agency. It has four market-specific rail terminals linked to the East Coast Mainline via Middlesbrough Goods Yard, it is one of the most flexible rail freight facilities in the North of England.