Construction of the new £200m port, Tilbury2, is underway at the Port of Tilbury in south Essex. Tilbury2 is a new multimillion-pound port terminal adjacent to the current 930-acre site in Thurrock, on the outskirts of Greater London. New CGI footage shows the facilities for the first time, which will be ready in 2020.

Construction of Tilbury2 is well underway and by issuing this CGI video we can see how accessible the new port is to London and how the port will operate when it opens next year (2020). We are excited about this development, which has been driven by demand for our customers, and we are grateful to the local community for their support during this construction phase.

Peter Ward
Commercial Director
Port of Tilbury

Tilbury2 facilities

Tilbury2 is central to the Port of Tilbury’s £1bn investment programme between 2012 and 2020. Construction group GRAHAM are underway with the development, which includes a new rail and road connection, deep water jetty and pontoon. Tilbury2 will be the UK’s largest unaccompanied ferry port and the country’s biggest construction processing hub.

Tilbury has doubled the size of its business in the past 10 years and is projected to double the volume of cargo across the quay from 16 million to 32 million tonnes and increase direct employment to 12,000 jobs over the next 10-15 years.

Tilbury2 will comprise:

  • A roll on/roll off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers to northern Europe, in partnership with P&O Ferries
  • A facility for importing, processing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials
  • A strategic rail terminal which can accommodate the longest freight trains of 775m
  • Storage areas for a variety of goods, including exported and imported cars
Tilbury2 CGI image

Port of Tilbury

Located in the south of Essex, the Port of Tilbury is the largest deep-water port on the River Thames. It is also London’s major port providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of South East England.

Tilbury’s strategic position on the Thames provides a major geographical advantage for transport to and out of London and the South East, making its location a natural point for distribution. Serving the UK’s market for forest products, general cargo, vehicles, grain and other bulks, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East.

Read more about the Port of Tilbury here.

Aerial of Port of Tilbury

[Source: Forth Ports Limited]

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