TEESSIDE logisitics business, AV Dawson has named its new port facility Port of Middlesbrough - bringing a name back to the area from over 100 years ago.
AV Dawson has amalgamated several parts of its Middlesbrough-based port and logistics opera-tions to form one, integrated port facility as it drives forward with further growth and expansion.
The business has called this new facility Port of Middlesbrough in honour of a port that was on the same stretch of the River Tees back in the 1830s, prior to the construction of Middlesbrough Dock.
Gary Dawson, managing director at AV Dawson, said: “Over the years, we’ve acquired various sites as we’ve expanded our operations and its become a challenge to describe succinctly what AV Dawson Ltd is.
“We have thought long and hard about what drives the business forward and what defines us - we’ve concluded that our location and the River Tees are key to this, neither of which feature in the company name. So given the nature of all of the multimodal assets and activities that we own and operate, we are best positioned from a marketing perspective describing ourselves as a port."