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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.
TILBURY PLANS TO BUILD NEW TERMINAL
London's major port the Port of Tilbury has submitted an application to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock in Essex. The proposed terminal, known as Tilbury2, is intended to act as a satellite of the main port and will be constructed on a 152-acre site that was part of the old Tilbury Power Station. An application for a Development Consent Order to build the new terminal, the port said, has been sent to the Planning Inspectorate, the UK government agency that examines planning applications for nationally-significant infrastructure projects. Tilbury2, which is anticipated to be operational in the second quarter of 2020, will have a roll-on/roll-off ferry terminal for containers and trailers, a construction material processing facility, a storage area and new, national rail and road connections to the site. The port said that expansion is needed in order for it to be able to handle growing demand for construction materials and aggregates from the UK's building sector; imported and exported cars; and an increase in ferry traffic (which carries consumer goods, food and drink and steel between Europe and the UK). http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/europe/tilbury-plans-to-build-new-terminal
UK's Port of Tilbury begins pre-planning consultation for proposed new port terminal
The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, begins its pre-planning community consultation on 6 March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon and deep water jetty. The Port of Tilbury has been expanding at a fast rate over the past two decade as businesses in the port look for more space and land; coupled with a significant increase in the goods and products coming through the port. The port estimates that this will increase further in the next 15 years which the proposed new port terminal would support. The proposed terminal at Tilbury2 will act as a satellite of the main port and it is proposed that it will comprise a roll on/roll off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers. Tilbury2 is also likely to include a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials to support demands from the UK’s building sector. In the northern part of the site there is land available for the potential storage of a variety of goods, including cars.Upload News