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Tilbury increases its carbon footprint

[ May 24, 2019   //   ]

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 of carbon dioxide are carried on Nippon Gases’ dedicated ships in refrigerated liquid form and are intended primarily for the UK’s beverage and food markets.

Tilbury commercial director Peter Ward said “We are thrilled that Nippon Gases Europe has chosen the Port of Tilbury as the Southern UK hub for their essential products. Nippon Gases Europe will benefit from our strong logistical connections and ideal location for their market place. This is our first bulk liquid customer in Tilbury, but we have areas of expertise across the Forth Ports group.”