Forth extends Tilbury grain deal

Forth Ports has extended its partnership with Frontier Agriculture by five years to ship grain through Tilbury. Frontier is a leading UK crop inputs and grain marketing business the agreement will bring significant opportunities to grain farmers in the south east, said Forth Ports. The agricultural hub at the Port of Tilbury is one of the UK’s largest, handling combinable for export and UK markets. Simon Christensen, grain director of Frontier Agriculture ... [+]

Labour leadership in Tilbury visit

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves, toured the Port of Tilbury on 23 November. As well as seeing at first-hand the importance of infrastructure to generate growth in the UK, they  also received a briefing on the supply chain demands across some of ... [+]

Tilbury’s grain silo takes shape

Forth Ports has completed a concrete slip form for a new the Port of Tilbury’s new grain terminal to replace the facility damaged by fire in July 2020. Once the mechanical and electrical fitting is complete, the new 34,000 tonne capacity silo is expected to be fully operational in January 2024, ... [+]

Down by the Riverside

Many of us who have been involved in freight in London for long enough will remember the old Tilbury Riverside Railway Station. It was a handy jumping off point for the docks area but its main purpose was to connect with the ferry to Gravesend. However, it was rather awkwardly sited ... [+]

Minister gets the Tilbury treatment

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 ... [+]

Ports celebrate National Apprentice Week

The Port of Tilbury has marked National Apprenticeship Week (7-11 February) by awarding ten Level 2 Warehousing & Distribution Apprenticeship certificates following the successful completion of a two-year course. All ten apprentices worked hard throughout the pandemic restrictions to play their part in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of food, medicines and ... [+]

Beleaguered Boris takes time out to open Tilbury2

Britain’s beleaguered Prime Minister enjoyed a little light relief on 31 January when he officially opened the country’s newest port, Tilbury2. Visiting the Forth Ports-owned operation, Boris Johnson was given a tour of the country's largest freight ferry terminal, the site of what will become Britain's biggest construction processing terminal and ... [+]

All aboard Tesco’s Xmas Tilbury express

Tesco has introduced a Direct Rail Services-operated train from Tilbury to Coatbridge. It will run twice a day, seven days a week from now into the New Year. The 415-mile route will use DRS’s Class 88 bi-mode electric locomotives which can run on electricity or diesel. The retailer is increasing its ... [+]

Tilbury opens its doors to new talent

The Port of Tilbury welcomed local career seekers to its recruitment day in November. The Forth Ports-owned location has many career opportunities currently available including apprentices, straddle carrier drivers and engineers. All of these roles and more were showcased along with the skills development opportunities the business has available across the ... [+]

Tall in the straddle

Straddle carriers are a vital part of the operations at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal, but how many of us know just what it’s like to drive one of these monsters? Forth Ports has produced a new behind the scenes video in which straddle drivers and trainers talk about their experiences of ... [+]

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