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PD Ports short listed for four prestigious industry awards

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PD Ports CEO David Robinson

23 July, London – The PD Ports Group is proud to announce it has been short listed for four prestigious port and logistics awards within the space of one week.

Two weeks ago, the ports and logistics company was short listed by leading container industry publication Containerisation International (CI) for its Terminal Operator of the Year Award, Port Authority of the Year Award and Investment in People Award. In the same week, PD Ports was also short listed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for its Development of People Award.

David Robinson, Chief Executive of PD Ports Group, said: “To be short listed for these four prestigious awards is a real honour.

“We pride ourselves on our Group wide training and development programmes and have heavily invested in developing our container services at our Teesport facility, so its great that our efforts are being recognised by such a well respected organisation and publication.”

PD Ports was short listed for CI’s Terminal Operator of the Year Award and Port Authority of the Year Award for the investments it has made in Teesport to significantly upgrade its container terminal and other facilities to ensure the flow of cargo is fast and seamless.

Meanwhile, it has improved productivity with the arrival of new cranes, benefiting shipping lines, road operators and shippers.

The company was short listed in CI’s Investment in People and CILT’s Development of People Award for its investment of more than £4 million in training, development and recruitment programmes in recent years.

This includes the development of a safety improvement scheme that has significantly reduced accident rates, the implementation of an apprentice scheme and the launch of a recruitment scheme designed to get the long term unemployed back to work.

PD Ports has already won one prestigious accolade this year when retailer ASDA presented the company with its Carrier of the Year 2012 award in March.

About PD Ports

PD Ports is a multi award winning ports and logistics business delivering solutions to improve supply chains. Based in the north of England, PD Ports operates from locations at many key UK ports and logistics centres.

PD Ports owns and operates one of the largest UK ports, Teesport. It handles over 35M tonnes each year and has increased container volumes by more than 40% in the past five years. It has been developed to become the northern gateway for container traffic, handling over 420, 000 TEU last year, and is positioned for further significant growth.

All port operations are backed by a comprehensive logistics network through PD Logistics, which is part of the PD Ports Group.

PD Ports is owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management. It has over a 100 year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has $19 billion of assets in infrastructure, which includes its port related interests. Brookfield’s investment in    PD Ports represents its first foray into the ports business with a view to expanding this portfolio.

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