Praise for town’s port boss

THE man at the helm of a company which owns Hartlepool’s dockland has been declared as one of the most important people in his industry.

PD Ports’ chief executive officer David Robinson has been recognised as one of the most important 25 people in the UK’s freight industry by a leading trade publication.

In its Freight’s Global 100 supplement, International Freighting Weekly (IFW) commended Mr Robinson for leading the company’s development since he took charge in 2006.

IFW selected its UK Top 25 based on the size and reach of operation they manage, as well as the degree to which the individual has influenced his or her organisation and raised its profile in the market.

The supplement said: “Although it is by no means the largest port group in the UK, the energy with which PD Ports has re-invented itself and its facilities at Teesport is admirable, with a series of sustained marketing campaigns focusing on portcentric logistics and the need for a decent rail connection.

“Behind the company’s renaissance has been CEO David Robinson”.

Over the last few years, Mr Robinson has overseen the doubling of Teesport’s container terminal volumes.