The British government has approved a new port to be built to the east of London.
Tilbury2 will be built on brown field land next to the Port of Tilbury. The £1bn development will see Forth Ports double throughput at Tilbury to 32m tonnes a year. The new port should be operational in just over a year’s time.
Tilbury2 will be the UK’s largest unaccompanied ferry port and the country’s biggest construction processing hub, Forth Ports said yesterday.
Tilbury2 will also have a rail terminal to accommodate the longest freight trains of 775 m.