CLdN to launch Zeebrugge/Tilbury route

Shortsea line CLdN is to introduce a service between Zeebrugge to the Port of Tilbury. It follows introduction of an additional chartered vessel, the 2,800 lane meter M/V Tundraland, on its Zeebrugge/Rotterdam-UK routes. [+]

Tech centre for Tilbury

Local MP Jackie Doyle Price has opened a new technology centre at the Port of Tilbury. Located within the old railway station of the London Cruise Terminal, the Training and Technology Suite includes two training simulators as part of the facilities designed to support the veteran community with training in ... [+]

New Thames crossing is vital, says Tilbury chief

Forth Ports chief executive Charles Hammond has described the Lower Thames Crossing as crucial to the port of Tilbury, as the ten-week statutory consultation for the scheme got underway on 10 October. He said: "As the fastest growing UK port, it is crucial that this project enhances Tilbury's northbound and southbound ... [+]

Eddie Stobart takes to the rails

Eddie Stobart has launched a train service from the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and on from Daventry to Mossend, Scotland. It is the logistics firm’s first ever train service to run from Tilbury, and has a capacity of between 30 and 36 containers. It will run three ... [+]

Perry Glading joins Dover Harbour Board

Former Tilbury managing director Perry Glading has been appointed a non-executive director of Dover Harbour Board, following the expiry of Erik Østergaard’s term. He also chairs the Thurrock Business Board, which includes non-executive board positions with Opportunity South East and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership. [+]

Eureka moment for Tilbury

Eureka Shipping has based its multipurpose floating bulk terminal Vesper at the port of Tilbury under a four year agreement with London Container Terminal and Cemineral. The 125m long vessel has a storage capacity of 10,000-tonnes across its four holds and can receive bulk powder from ships, store it and ... [+]

Maersk merges Latin America routes

Maersk Line is to merge its CRX Central America, Caribbean and Europe service with the ECMS route operated  by its recent acquisition, Hamburg Sud. It said the move would reduce capacity in line with current market needs “in response to challenging market conditions”. Chief operating officer Soren Toft explained: “By merging ... [+]

All-round experience for Tilbury trainees

The Port of Tilbury’s Logistics Training Academy and Tilbury on the Thames Trust have taken delivery of a new ‘fully immersive’ training simulator as part of the ‘Attention to Logistics’ training programme. The ‘Attention to Logistics’ training programme and bursary scheme, launched last year by the Trust, has been created to ... [+]

P&O set to hit high note as it trebles in Tilbury

P&O Ferries has signed a deal with Forth Ports to build a £150 million river berth at the Port of Tilbury which will treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020. The new terminal will be built subject to planning permission. An application for a development consent order ... [+]

Tilbury set to rival Dover for freight

Tilbury could be as big a freight gateway to Europe as Dover in a few years’ time, according to P&O Ferries. The cross-channel operator reports that it carried more freight between Zeebrugge and Tilbury in 2017 than in any other year in the decade long history of the route. The service carried ... [+]

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