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 a former landfill, and then placing ‘dunes’ made from waste fly ash and chalk bunds on the top. Some of the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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