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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 use of rail freight as part of its efforts to meet its commitment to net zero emissions in its own ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Hundreds flock to Tilbury recruitment day

The Port of Tilbury welcomed hundreds of people from the local area to its recruitment day on Tuesday 29 June 2021. The event showcased the career and skills development opportunities the business has available across the port for adults of all ages. Attendees were able to speak to people from ... [+]

Tilbury set to recruit new talent

The Port of Tilbury is hosting a recruitment day on 29 June 2021 at the London Cruise Terminal, to showcase the career and skills development opportunities the business has available across the port for adults of all ages. The day will run from 11am until 8pm and will be opened ... [+]

Tilbury locks make progress

Work is progressing on a project to install new dual function lock gates on the Thames Estuary in Tilbury. The £34m scheme is a project between the Environment Agency and Forth Ports-owned Tilbury to protect homes and businesses in the local area from flooding. The project will see three pairs ... [+]

Building business without the trucks

Forth Ports Tilbury has signed a deal with Tarmac to build the UK’s largest construction aggregates terminal as part of the £250 million Tilbury2 scheme. The multimodal terminal will use the latest technology to discharge the world’s largest deep-sea vessels and deliver materials by rail into Central London without the ... [+]

Polla Rose offers a green alternative

The Port of Tilbury has launched a twice-daily coastal barge operation to deliver oil seed rape from its grain terminal to ADM Erith’s processing facility. The Polla Rose moves 500 tonnes of oil rape seed per trip, managed by HCH Marine, taking around seven hours and removing 36 truck journeys ... [+]

Wilson James builds for the future in Tilbury

Construction logistics specialist Wilson James has expanded its warehousing and consolidation capacity at the port of Tilbury. The new facility augments the company’s existing London Construction Consolidation Centre and helps it to deliver material and equipment to sites in ever-shorter timeframes. Wilson James created the LCCC in East London in 2005, ... [+]

Planners pay tribute to Tilbury team

Forth Ports scooped the inaugural National Infrastructure Planning Association Award for “Best Project” at the organisation’s celebration in London on 21 November for its Tilbury 2 scheme. The judges praised the team behind the Development Consent Order Process planning. Tilbury2 is under construction on 150 acres on the north bank of the Thames. When operational in Spring 2020, ... [+]

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