Tilbury port set to double in size

Tilbury port set to double in size

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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