Vopak hosts fact-filled river trip

A group of young people from Teesside were given an exciting opportunity to visit Europe’s largest port with the help of the High Tide Foundation.
High Tide members, Vopak hosted a fact-filled trip on the River Tees whilst Huntsman and Tata Steel took the 11 students from four local schools on a tour of their Teesside facilities with PD Ports also giving an exciting insight into the important role Teesport plays as a major hub for trade with key European and worldwide markets.
Sailing with P&O Ferries, the students spent two days in Rotterdam where they saw at first-hand how one of the busiest ports in the world operates, as well as gaining an understanding of the many varied roles available in the maritime industry as a whole.
“What better way to learn about the importance of Teesside’s industrial platform and how it connects with other ports and global markets than to experience it in person,” said Kevin Shakesheff, High Tide Foundation chairman. “We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity the companies involved have provided as without them this trip wouldn’t be possible.”