TWO developments linked to ports in the Thames Estuary in the past weeks as regular sailings from Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) for Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) increased, whilst the new deep water container port at London Gateway saw its first feeder service shipping for Teesport with transhipment cargo heading north to what port managers, PD Ports claim is Europe’s best connected feeder port reports handyshippingguide.com
THE PORT of Tilbury have invested £250,000 into restoring a historical landmark, which features prominently on the Thames skyline. The cupola, the ornate dome structure which can be seen atop the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, has been in situ since 1929 and has recently been taken down in order to perform essential restoration work.
LAST week, crew shot scenes on a Samskip Innovator ship as well as from the port’s railway station. Port of Tilbury chief executive, Perry Glading said: “The Port is a popular location for film shoots and we were particularly excited to welcome the cast and crew of the new Paddington movie this week to the cruise terminal.
SPANISH potatoes arrived in Tilbury this week on board the OPDR Cadiz for the UK Christmas market. This is the inaugural call of OPDR’s weekly Bilbao service which is calling a London Container Terminal in Tilbury.
LONDON Container Terminal in Tilbury announced today (21 November) an agreement with short-sea shipping and logistics specialists Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) to handle over 200 calls per annum for OPDR services on their routes between the Iberian Peninsula including the Canary Islands, North Africa and the UK. OPDR will call at LCT from week 49 starting […]
THE MV Koutalianos became the largest ever cargo vessel to call the UK’s Port of Tilbury last week. Collecting 50,000 tonnes of barley destined for Saudi Arabia, the shipment was part of a contract Tilbury has with Glencore Grain UK Ltd. Weighing in at 93,000 tonnes and measuring 230 metres in length, the size of two football pitches laid end-to-end, the arrival of the post-Panamax sized MV Koutalianos required careful planning to ensure her safe arrival into the port.
UK PORT operator Forth Ports has taken delivery of its first Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane at the Port of Tilbury. The Liebherr crane, delivered fully assembled, will be used for the handling of bulk and containerised cargo.
THE PORT of Tilbury continued their support of the local community by providing a further £10,000 sponsorship to local theatre group, THEATRE IS… The Port of Tilbury, a strategic partner of THEATRE IS… are continuing three years of previous support with a further 2-year sponsorship which is aimed at getting young people involved with the […]
THE Port of Tilbury recently welcomed the cruise liner, Nautica on July 4th for a patriotic turnaround of mainly American passengers. On the American national holiday, 620 passengers disembarked at the London Cruise Terminal after their luxurious cruise. Some guests flew home after their relaxing holiday, whilst many others chose to extend their stay in London to take advantage of the glorious weather.
ON Thursday 4th July IMO Secretary–General Mr. Koji Sekimizu joined Tilbury’s Apostleship of the Sea port chaplain, Deacon Paul Glock and National Director Martin Foley, for some ship visiting and to see first-hand the work of local seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea.
MANY children in the Ukraine and Belarus still endure daily the effects of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl. This was an entirely new experience for these children, whose homes are far from the sea and have only seen photographs of ships. The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity in partnership with the Port of Tilbury, took the opportunity to provide them with an experience during their stay in the U.K they will remember fondly.
FORTH Ports Limited and Port of Zeebrugge / MBZ have today (19 June 2013) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which marks the start of a strategic agreement between the Port companies with the aim of the exploring mutual opportunities to attract new container cargo volumes.
MARKS & Spencer is in talks to take a 1m sq ft warehouse at DP world’s London Gateway port development. The move is expected to satisfy the high street retailer’s long-standing requirement for a new south-east depot.
Captain Exley’s role as Marine and Cruise Manager at the Essex Port sees him responsible for the redevelopment of the historic Grade II listed London Cruise Terminal, marketing this unique cruise facility on the Thames internationally and building the cruise business into Essex and London. He has recently returned from Florida where, Forth Ports in association with Cruise Britain, exhibited at the Cruise Shipping Miami Conference, with a view to attracting new business to the cruise terminal in London.
THE CREW of a cross channel ferry that suddenly went out of service, are being supported by Catholic seafarers’ charity, Apostleship of the Sea. The ‘Ostend Spirit’ worked the Ramsgate to Ostend route but ceased operations last week and is currently laid up in Tilbury Docks reports the Independent Catholic News. The Eastern European crew are still on board as discussions about the future of the ship and their future continue. Reports claim crew have not been paid since Christmas.
ALL four turbines at the Port of Tilbury Wind Farm have now been fully installed by SSE Renewables. The first turbine has started generating electricity. Each turbine has a capacity of 2.3MW and the wind farm is capable of supplying up to 50% of the port’s electricity needs.
Perry Glading, Chief Operating at Forth Ports, owners of the Port of Tilbury said:
“Essex Air Ambulance is an extremely important and respected organisation, which Forth Ports is proud to support. It provides an outstanding service throughout the Essex area and offers vital emergency care should anyone ever need it. The highly skilled and dedicated team work incredibly hard and we’ll continue to support such a worthy organisation.”
OWNERS of the new London Distribution Park (LDP) – Forth Ports Ltd and Roxhill Developments Ltd – which is located beside the Port of Tilbury, are pushing forward with their marketing drive with the launch of a new website and marketing brochure to promote the exclusive benefits of this unique warehousing development.
PROCTOR and Gamble have donated a thousand tooth brushes (with tooth paste) to the ships crews at the port of Tilbury. The toothbrushes have been distributed by Paul Cave, the chaplain of the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission in Tilbury.
A MULTI-agency strategy to tackle tackle organised crime and the threat of terrorism was launched at the port of Tilbury.
Working with Crimestoppers,Port of Tilbury, UK Border Force and Counter Terrorism Unit, all the organisations will target the transport industry to find out about criminal activity that may be occurring at the region’s ports.
Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Ports (owner of The Port of Tilbury), said: “We’re pleased to see the four turbines starting to take shape at the Port of Tilbury. This wind farm demonstrates our commitment to the environment and further enhances our position as Britain’s Greenest Port. The team at SSE Renewables are doing a great job with the installation, with minimum interruption to daily activities at our busy port. We look forward to seeing the four turbines in place once they are completed, as this project is something we are very proud of.”
THE Port of Tilbury this week helped the Rev Joshua Rey of Streatham, South London, give his wife a birthday treat to remember by providing a surprise tour around the port. Rev Rey’s wife, Annie, has a passion for ships emanating from her childhood trips to Ireland from Holyhead and has always wanted to visit the port. When the Reverend contacted the port, Lynda Viccars, the Port of Tilbury’s Community Liaison Manager was only too happy to oblige.
At Tilbury, plans are in motion to rebuild the cruise section of the Landing Stage and to double the size of the terminal with significant upgrading throughout, including a new lounge and improved WiFi. More details about the upgradal will be announced this spring.
THERE IS something in the way that the Port of Tilbury recognises its employees. For a start, it was a lovely touch to have the ceremony on one of the cruise ships that was docked.