Sunday 26th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

£200m Tilbury port development gets the go-ahead

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The Port of Tilbury has got the go-ahead to build Tilbury2 – a 150 acre port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre port site in Thurrock.

Development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport covers:

– A ro-ro ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers to northern Europe, in partnership with P&O Ferries.

– A facility for importing, processing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials

– A rail terminal which can accommodate freight trains of 775m.

– Storage areas for goods, including exported and imported cars.

Construction at the site of the former Tilbury power station is scheduled to start in a few weeks. The port is expected to become operational in Spring 2020.

Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports Group, said: “The terminal will be fit-for-purpose for the UK’s departure from the European Union, use the latest technology and streamlined border processes, in support of continued market demand created by business growth.”

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