The Port of Tilbury has applied for a development consent order for Tilbury 2, a new terminal on a 152 acre site next to the existing port.
The facility, which will be built on the site of the former Tilbury power station, is due to open in the second quarter of 2020. It will comprise a roll on/roll off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers; a facility for importing, processing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials; a storage area for a variety of goods, including exported and imported cars.
It is also planning a new national strategic rail and road connection into the site.
Tilbury2 is a significant part of port’s £1bn investment strategy as we look to provide the next generation of logistics facilities to equip Britain to take advantage of new business opportunities and cement existing trading relationships,” said Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports Group, which owns Tilbury.