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Teesport deal to handle SSI steel secures 100 jobs

Up to 100 port jobs on Teesside have been safeguarded after a seven-year deal was secured to handle millions of tonnes of steel for export.

Teesport owner PD Ports said the agreement, with Redcar steelmaker SSI, could also create a further 30 posts.

It will mean an estimated 2m tonnes a year of slab steel being processed for export through the port.

SSI, which employs 2,000 people, took over the former Corus steel plant three years ago.

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