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Maritime opens Tilbury terminal

[ June 13, 2019   //   ]

Maritime Transport has opened a rail connected distribution terminal at the Port of Tilbury, relocating from an existing site of the past 15 years.

Handling mostly steel for distribution to Europe and rest of the world, Maritime will use an existing terminal railhead which has been converted to allow both straddle carriers and reach stackers to operate simultaneously which will double capacity of intermodal and specialised steel wagons.

A 55,000sq ft Rubb shed was relocated from another part of the port to the site to provide rail connected undercover storage.

The port’s commercial director, Peter Ward, said: “Maritime’s terminal provides a bespoke facility with easy access to our rail connections. The site that Maritime were previously located on the port will now become part of the Tilbury2 development area”

Maritime chief executive, Dave Boomer added: “Being rail connected is essential for us, as we maintain current customer relationships and look to grow our intermodal business, which launched earlier this year, to help improve both ours and our customers eco credentials.”