THURROCK rail passengers are set to benefit from a four-phase plan to increase capacity and add more seats by National Express train operator c2c, as a result of the first new trains added to the fleet since 2003.
THURROCK’S Courtney Wood sailed through week three of BBC’s The Apprentice.
After a gruelling week two, when Lord Sugar was a very unhappy man, this week both teams made a much better
THE GRIFFIN Foundation are once again holding their Great Pumpkin Contest.
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ELLA Vine, an entrepreneur from Thurrock, whose lingerie start up has been selected to the Finals of Essex Big Business Boost Awards, has collected an award last Thursday during a gala event in Pontlands Park Hotel in Chelmsford.
PLANS are in progress to widen the A13 from two lanes to three from the Orsett Cock roundabout through to its junction with the Manorway (A1014). Work is anticipated to commence in early 2017
THE UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk reports the BBC.
NATIONAL Express train operator c2c has been awarded the Sword of Honour, the most prestigious safety award in the UK.
THURROCK’S Courtney Wood survived a stormy week two on BBC1’s The Apprentice. Both teams were set a task in branding new jeans.
Mum2mum market nearly new sales have been a haven for families with children especially new mums in London and the South East and now coming to Grays.
DP World London Gateway Port has announced a new shipping service to Australia, the Mediterranean and other key markets.
THE well-being team within the Gateway Learning Community were recently treated to a delivery of Always feminine hygiene care packs, courtesy of local company Proctor & Gamble (P & G), who supply 4.6 billion consumers around the world.
LEADER of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill spoke this week after hearing the news that Port of Tilbury Chief, Perry Glading would be moving on 31 March next year.
THURROCK Council are pleased to be hosting its first ‘Can soup save the world?’ event in September – in the hope of inspiring business and regeneration discussion over a bowl of soup.
THE Edinburgh Woollen Mill is investing in a new concession in Thurrock Garden Centre, creating six new jobs.
THE Restaurant Group, the owner of the Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito chains, is to sell or close 33 outlets.
LONDON Container Terminal in Tilbury, along with the Port of London Authority (PLA), welcomed the inaugural call of MSC’s neo-panama vessel to the Thames this week following her transit of the newly enlarged Panama Canal.
THE multipurpose specialist cargo handling centre will enable occupiers to share warehousing and transportation, materials handling equipment and labour. Designed to operate 24/7, it will include cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ value added logistics services.
ISS has long been an ambassador for the Sailors’ Society, whose mission it is to enrich and enhance the well-being of seafarers by visiting ships in port and providing Seafarers’ Clubs and Welfare Centres, and offering merchant seafarers practical help and welfare, pastoral and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison.
BRITISH author and maritime industry commentator Rose George has lauded the role of seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and praised seafarers for the work they do ahead of the annual Sea Sunday celebrations on July 13. George who wrote the book “Deepsea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything” says Sea Sunday is a great opportunity to publicly appreciate the work of seafarers and the vital work they do.
PORT of Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) welcomes the CMA CGM Group’s FEMEX service this month. Starting the weekly call on the 9th July with the arrival of the Santa Bettina, the service will call at the London port as part of the North Europe, Mediterranean trade route.
DP WORLD London Gateway is connecting the UK with West Africa as a new service operated by Hapag-Lloyd (WAX) and MOL (ARN) starts with the Frisia Luebeck, due to call at the port on the 22nd of July. The West Africa service supports the import of goods like canned fish, timber, bananas, vegetables and other foodstuffs and the export of chemicals, white goods, malt, fish and meat from the UK.
The UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Wimbledon MP, Rt. Hon. Stephen Hammond MP has paid a visit to DP World London Gateway to congratulate the team on their success. During Mr Hammond’s last visit in January 2013, the port had only just started to install the first of its yard cranes. Since […]
THE work put in to creating the London Gateway Logistics Park Local Development Order was recognised on Monday (23 June) evening. Thurrock Council won the Outstanding Planning to Deliver Growth and Employment at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Planning Excellence, held at the Shaw Theatre in the Pullman, London, on Monday.
SEAFARERS’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a maritime emergency fund which aims to provide fast and modest cash grants to seafarers in difficulties. The dedicated fund is designed to respond to emergency financial or welfare requests from seafarers or their families in less than 24 hours, taking the immediate pressure off a stressful situation.