Forth Ports sees shift to drop trailers

Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports Group says that the trend is towards more unaccompanied (drop-trailer) cross-Channel freight after a 20% increase in unaccompanied freight between Tilbury and Zeebrugge. P&O Ferries has added a further vessel to the route to cope with demand. He said: “Breakdown of production lines, unpredictable industrial relations and increasing pan-European lorry driver shortages have led many in the logistics industry to examine the reliability of their ... [+]

Tilbury2 poised for opening

The UK’s largest unaccompanied freight ro-ro terminal at Tilbury2 has taken a step closer to opening with the successful completion of ship trials at the weekend of 16./17 May. Two of P&O’s chartered freight ferry fleet, the Bore Song and the Norstream, arrived at the new terminal on 17 May where ... [+]

Green light for Tilbury2

Forth Ports’ Tilbury has gained development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build its £200 million Tilbury2 terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre site in Thurrock. Forth Ports added that construction would start “in a matter of weeks”. Tilbury2 will cover over 150 acres on the former ... [+]

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