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Tilbury terminal expects ERTS soon

[ February 27, 2012   //   ]

The Logistics Terminal’s (TLT) at the Port of Tilbury says that expects shortly to gain ERTS status and is in line to become a major hub for the Olympics.

The company says that it is taking up over 10,000 sq ft of space per month at the port-centric hub, one of the closest to the Games site. TLT, which is also attracting interest from importers of non-perishable foods and other products, as well as those looking for a convenient place to store their goods ahead of the Olympics, says it has been given verbal approval to operate as an ERTS and is just awaiting the paperwork, expected by 1 March.

TLT adds that it is also attracting significant interest from both importers and exporters looking to take advantage of the company’s ability to consolidate inward and outward-bound freight to and from locations across the UK.

TLT is breathing life back into the 200,000 sq ft warehouse that originally built to handle paper products for Belgian-based Westerlund although since then it has been used as temporary storage for a variety of products iincluding imported Hyundai cars.

Richard Newbold, Partner of The Logistics Terminal, comments: “Timing could not be more apt – This warehouse has sat redundant for some time. Yet the site which is situated at the only London port could not be more suitable for providing a state-of-the-art worldwide import and export logistics planning service, whilst enabling cargo owners to store their goods under bond.”

And, he adds: “With the onset of the Olympics, we have definitely seen an increase in the number of businesses requiring short-term rental of storage space. We’ve had several enquiries – from a companies looking to store crowd barriers, band stands and marquees through to TV Channels requiring the safe storage of their production and recording equipment. We have also been approached by businesses looking to store items after the London games before transporting them up to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.”

TLT managing partner Mike Brown, says: “Not only can TLT provide cargo owners with a sizable bonded warehouse, as a company, we are able to significantly drive down distribution costs. Our port centric set-up enables cargo owners to gain control of both supply-chain costs by limited handling and the timely delivery of their goods at the most cost effective prices. Carbon emissions are also significantly reduced by quickly offloading the container at the port. The empty container is immediately returned to the exporting berth, also allowing shipping lines to achieve a faster turnaround.

TLT offers onward delivery of de-vanned products including palletised loads or parcels through a mixture of its own fleet of HGVs, through a partnership with the Pall-Ex palletized distribution network and a further 2,500 haulage companies.