A River Runs Through It

Today I was offered a great opportunity to go on board the High Tide Adventure and take a trip on the River Tees and offering a unique chance of seeing some of the industrial locations both past and present, along the banks of the river that meanders through the industrial heartland of Teesside.

The boat is named after the High Tide Foundation, a charity formed by PD Ports and aims to raise aspirations and awareness of job opportunities in this sector for young people on Teesside. It is used to provide trips along the river to young people and potential businesses offering a unique perspective on the area.

PD Ports is a shipping and logistics company based on the River Tees and helps to support the international and coastal movement of goods in and out of the north of the UK. It has recently been shortlisted for ‘Port Operator of the Year’.

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With thanks to the crew of the High Tide Adventure for passing on their river knowledge, to PD Ports and to Nathan Hobday for giving me the opportunity to go aboard.

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Charles visits PD Ports

Prince Charles met senior staff and management, newly appointed apprentices and local school children today as he visited the offices of PD Ports to mark the 50th anniversary of trade through the Tees Dock in Middlesbrough, England. The Tees Dock is owned and operated by PD Ports and is the hub of operational activity at Teesport. Tees Dock is the premier container port in the North East and the UK’s best-connected feeder port.

During his visit he also had the opportunity to meet youngsters and mentors from the The High Tide Foundation

High Tide is a charitable foundation, created and driven by businesses on Teesport. It exists to raise aspirations and improve education and employment opportunities for young people on Teesside by bringing together companies who are customers, suppliers, operators and investors in Teesside, with the River Tees being the connecting theme.

The Prince of Wales met some of the young people who have benefitted from the programmes including four school-leavers from Teesside who spent 11 days working onboard a container ship that sailed to St Petersburg via Rotterdam, Riga and Helsinki, with local based shipping line, Containerships Ltd.

 

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

Prince Charles visits PD Ports in Middlesbrough

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