First SSI steel shipment bound for Thailand

Steel being loaded at Tees Port Credit: ITV

Preparations are underway at Tees Port as the first slabs of steel from the newly re-opened SSI blast furnace are loaded up to be shipped to Thailand.

The first steel shipment produced at Teesside's SSI plant Credit: ITV

More than 48,000 tonnes of steel has been produced, with around $30 million (£18 million pounds) worth being loaded now.

Around 30 million dollars worth of steel in total is being shipped to Thailand Credit: ITV

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First SSI shipment leaving Teesside

The first shipment of steel slabs produced at Teesside's SSI plant is leaving for Thailand.