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 to recreate rare habitats for a number of insects and other invertebrates. Forth Ports says that the recreation of brownfield ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Video marks Windrush Day in Tilbury

National Windrush Day at Tilbury will this year be celebrated by a short video to celebrate the contribution - to the NHS especially - of immigrants from the West Indies and the role of the Port of Tilbury in their arrival in the 72 years ago on 22 June 1948. Stuart ... [+]

Tilbury says it with boxes

The port of Tilbury made its own unique contribution to the Clap for Carers event on 2 April, shuffling 137 suitably-coloured containers to create a tribute to NHS workers and other key workers. Asset and site director Paul Dale, said: “We wanted to recognise the important role that the NHS and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]

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