Global Logistics specialist ASCO named operator of South Bank Quay, creating 65 jobs

By: Chloe Emanuel

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17/06/2024 ASCO

ASCO, a global integrated logistics and materials management specialist, has secured a three-year contract to provide a range of services at Teesworks’ South Bank Heavy Lift Quay. This move is expected to create 65 new jobs.

The contract will see ASCO handling quayside planning and scheduling, operations coordination, vessel scheduling, stevedoring, and internal distribution services to support the growing offshore energy sector at the Teesworks site.

Garry O’Malley, operations director at Teesworks, expressed confidence in ASCO’s capabilities, citing their extensive experience in port and terminal operations both in the UK and internationally. "The award of this contract also marks another milestone for the Teesworks site as it makes the transition to greener energy," O’Malley said. "This partnership will create up to 65 direct jobs, providing more employment opportunities for the area."

The contract is also anticipated to bolster employment in related sectors and the regional supply chain. ASCO plans to develop local talent by providing training to ensure the workforce meets the company’s standards.

ASCO CEO Mike Pettigrew highlighted the significance of this contract for the company. “The South Bank Quay is a flagship project for ASCO which will propel us along the right track right at the start of 2024, en route to achieving our future goals. Winning such a major contract is a testament to the work that we have done over the years where we have delivered world-class logistics services across the energy industry while contributing to the economic growth of the communities in which we operate.”

Teesworks, the UK’s largest freeport, is being developed as an integrated energy hub, including projects in hydrogen, carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), and offshore wind. The work under ASCO’s contract is set to commence this summer, with the first vessel scheduled to berth in September 2024.

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