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Green light for new GBP 200 million Tilbury2 deep water ro-ro terminal
Current and potential ro-ro operators using the UK’s Port of Tilbury got the news they wanted on 20 February when the Department for Transport gave the green light for the construction of Tilbury2 – the new GBP 200 million satellite port for the Port of Tilbury which will feature a deepwater ro-ro terminal – which will become the UK’s largest ro-ro port for unaccompanied freight units when it enters service in mid-2020.
New London Port Terminal Tilbury 2 Approved
Forth Ports’ Port of Tilbury has received development consent from the UK Secretary of State for Transport to build a new GB£200m port terminal to include a new rail and road connection, deep water jetty and pontoon. Construction for the privately funded Tilbury2 is scheduled to commence within the next few weeks, with the terminal due to begin operations in spring 2020. The tender process for a contractor to undertake the build, adjacent to the current 930-acre site in Thurrock, Greater London, has been completed and an announcement will be made shortly, confirmed Forth Ports.
Tilbury welcomes the VESPER floating bulk terminal
Tilbury welcomes the VESPER floating bulk terminal to its new base at London Container Terminal Eureka Shipping, part of SMT Shipping and the CSL Group, 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 company said in its press release. The 125m long VESPER (see images) has a storage capacity of 10,000-tonnes across its four holds. The floating terminal is equipped to receive bulk powder from both self-discharging pneumatic cement carriers and from bulk vessels in a dust-free manner, store the material and then load directly to powder tanker trucks for delivery to customers. During the early part of 2018 the VESPER has undergone a complete upgrade at the NAUTA shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The vessel’s cargo handling system is only 10 years old, however all its equipment and machinery has undergone a complete overhaul since the barge was purchased. Various modifications and installations have also been carried out.Upload News