Virus fails to delay Tilbury2 opening

Coronavirus may have played havoc with the global economy and disrupted international trade, but the new Tilbury2 port is due to come to market in less than a month’s time, says chief executive of Forth Ports, Charles Hammond (pictured, below). The new terminal on the outskirts of London “will inject a transformational amount of ferry capacity into the south east of England”, he says. He adds: “This shot in the arm for ... [+]

Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury – and Liverpool

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020. The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed forces personnel and their families ... [+]

Beetlemania sweeps through Tilbury

A wildlife area created six years ago to offset losses of habitat from Tilbury’s London Distribution Park development has been ranked by one of Britain’s foremost entomological consultants as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates. The site at picturesquely named Mucking Landfill was created in 2013 by spreading ... [+]

Tilbury shows its hand with new pontoon

A floating pontoon destined for the new Tilbury2 ro ro terminal development at Port of Tilbury has been launched at the Ravestein yard in Deest, Holland. When finishing works are completed as expected in October, it will be towed by tug along with the linkspan bridge, ready for installation at ... [+]

Tilbury increases its carbon footprint

The Port of Tilbury has signed a long-term agreement with Nippon Gases Europe to import CO2 to the Thames port. The agreement will see weekly shipments arriving at the port, with Nippon Gases Europe investing in a permanent storage terminal at the port which became operational this year. The shipments into ... [+]

Tilbury keeps on top of grain growth

The Port of Tilbury has completed expansion of its grain terminal with a new flat store that increases capacity by 16,000 tonnes of import and export wheat. The grain terminal is one of the UK’s largest, handling over 1.4million tonnes. [+]

GRAHAM gets down to work in Tilbury

Forth Ports has appointed contractor GRAHAM to deliver its new Tilbury2 terminal which received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to in mid-February. Work will begin immediately, said the port. The contract incorporates a ro ro terminal, highway works, the relocation of the existing railhead, and a ... [+]

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