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Minister gets the Tilbury treatment

[ June 28, 2022   //   ]

Transport Minister Robert Courts visited the Port of Tilbury on 27 June for a briefing and tour.

He was treated to a boat tour accompanied by the port ‘s asset and site director, Paul Dale, and commercial director, Peter Ward along with local politicians.

The Minister also met company apprentices and was given a demonstration of the port’s simulator suite.

Mr Courts also stopped at the country’s largest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal, Tilbury2, a £250m investment spanning 160 acres, which was officially opened by the Prime Minister on 31 January 2022.

He said: “Investment in the Port of Tilbury is investing in the local economy. With the new freight ferry terminal at Tilbury2 now in operation, more services can be added to the port, which will result in the creation of more jobs. We are committed to boosting global trade and supporting the port’s growth will help to build and strengthen our economy.

“This is just one of the ways we’re building back better – and we owe a big debt of gratitude to the hardworking team at the port who worked tirelessly during the pandemic, ensuring the movement of goods continued and who showed great resilience and dedication throughout.”