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Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury – and Liverpool

[ January 24, 2020   //   ]

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020.

The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed forces personnel and their families get back to work, utilising the Tilbury on the Thames Trust’s high-tech simulator suite.

The Minister also met two female graduate trainees and heard about the Group’s efforts to promote greater gender diversity, as part of the Women in Maritime initiative.

She said: “This is an impressive example of how we are supporting our ports to harness talent, boosting diversity and taking advantage of technologies to bolster the capabilities of nearly 30,000 people who work at the ports around the country.”

The minister also visited the Port of Liverpool on 22 January (below), including the Liverpool2 container terminal, and heard about Peel Ports’ plans to help UK-based businesses reach overseas markets.

It followed trips earlier in the day to the offices of trade body Mersey Maritime and a new ‘knowledge hub’ being built on the Wirral.