Tilbury winners ready to start work

Local students Dylan Rannigan and Charlie Johnston, who won the opportunity to start a career in engineering following a competition run by the Port of Tilbury and the Gateway Academy, are now ready to take up their apprenticeships. In 2019 the port teamed up with the Gateway Academy in Tilbury to run a competition that opened up the prospects of a career in engineering to young students. Following a rigorous review ... [+]

New recruits for Tilbury

A group of 12 apprentices have joined Tilbury following the port’s recruitment day in June. he group of young people have now started their two-year courses which includes full training and accredited qualifications giving these new candidates the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications to work across all areas. [+]

Treading in the footsteps of the Windrush pioneers

Port of Tilbury and the Tilbury on the Thames Trust held their annual celebration of National Windrush Day on 22 June. The Trust and the port invited 300 local school children to the London Cruise Terminal to the mark the day, 73 years ago, when the SS Empire Windrush arrived ... [+]

Insect boom for Tilbury

A wildlife area created in 2014 when the Port of Tilbury developed the London Distribution Park, has seen a rise in insect and invertebrate species according to a new study. The habitat site was created seven years ago by spreading chalk slurry over an area equivalent to six football pitches over ... [+]

Tilbury rebuilds after grain silo fire

Rebuilding work is underway at the UK’s largest grain terminal at the Port of Tilbury following a fire in July 2020 which damaged its grain silos. Demolition of the damaged concrete silos is underway and, at the same time, construction of phase one of metal silos is underway with the ... [+]

More opportunites on the Thames

The Port of Tilbury has announced the appointment of a further 10 young apprentices in full time roles across the port following the completion of a successful two-year programme. On 1 February, the Port of Tilbury, in partnership with the PLA, that it was offering over 30 unemployed young people the ... [+]

Work starts on Tilbury flood defences

The Port of Tilbury and the Environment Agency have started work on a £34 million new flood defence gate. It will safeguard thousands of homes and businesses in the area as well as provide a new navigation lock for operations at the busy port.  Construction is expected to last for 18 ... [+]

Tilbury signs another green transport deal

London river, road and rail freight operator Walsh, has signed a 20-year agreement with the Port of Tilbury to move construction materials. Walsh will create two new freight hubs at the port – a logistics terminal with aggregates processing plant and a rail-linked freight facility. It will import 400,000 tonnes a ... [+]

Not brown but green

It may not look very ‘green’ but this is the start of a scheme by the builders of the new Tilbury2 port to move thousands of tons of waste ash from the construction site to a new home a short distance down the river at the appropriately named Mucking landfill ... [+]

On paper, it’s a great idea

Forth Ports has launched a UK Paper Hub in Tilbury, an all-in-one paper and forest product handling facility. It says it is the first of its kind in the country and will help reduce all forms of waste in the supply chain. UK Paper Hub is the collective brand covering Tilbury’s ... [+]

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