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4th, May 2017

Featured Programme – Teesport Industry Experience

Along with our Student River Trips, Teesport Industry Experience provides the opportunity to learn and understand more about Teesport, its surrounding industry, businesses and supply chain. The difference with Teesport Industry Experience is that it’s aimed to support and educate teachers, governors, business leaders and public sector figures from across Teesside and the North East.


Running throughout the year, the tour includes a visit to the Harbour Office to hear about the day-to-day management of the river from the Harbour Master and the Tees Bay Pilots, followed by an introduction from a High Tide Trustee and a trip along the River Tees.

Featured Programme - Student River Trips

Teesport is the UK’s fifth largest port, handling around 36 million tonnes of cargo and over 4600 vessels per year. The port estate covers some 588 acres and is an integral element of the wider industrial area, with petrochemical, agribulks, manufacturing, engineering and high street commerce operations all supported through Teesport.

Delivered in partnership with PD Ports and Tees Bay Pilots, the tours can accommodate up to 8 people and begin by setting sail along the River Tees on board the High Tide Adventure.

A former teacher who took part in a tour said: “It was an amazing opportunity to meet the Harbour Master and his team and learn about the management of the river.

“This has been so educational, not only to the students but also the teachers as I myself had no idea of what really went on down here. This is great knowledge that I can take back with me and share with students.”

Featured Programme - Teesport Industry Tours

For educators and teachers, this can provide an excellent chance to learn more about Teesport and relay this to their students and peers. For many, this could be their first introduction to industries and businesses they perhaps never knew existed on their doorstep!

All industry members and education members are invited to take part in this half day river trip along the Tees.

Teesport Industry Tours are delivered by: PD Ports

If you’d like to get on board a Teesport Industry Experience or any of our other programmes, please get in touch on or complete an enquiry form.


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