Author praises work of Seafarers ahead of Sea Sunday

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 welcome new Black Sea route

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.

Emergency fund launched for seafarers

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.

Hundreds enjoy family weekend at Tilbury cruise terminal

THE weekend opened with a rousing performance from Tilbury Brass Band on Saturday morning, followed by performances from the Jacqui Couves School of Dance and a local gospel choir. On Sunday morning, the Tilbury Majorettes performed whilst welcoming visitors to the Cruise Terminal and Thurrock Golden Voices sang a medley of war-themed songs. Visitors got involved with flag-waving and singing along, making it a real highlight of the weekend.

Port of Tilbury to host Open Day

THE Port of Tilbury, supported by the PLA, is hosting an Open Weekend at the London Cruise Terminal on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 2014. This is an opportunity for the general public to view the PLA Memorial tablets in the centenary year of the Great War and other memorabilia on display, together with an exhibition of archive maps of the area loaned to us by Essex Record Office.

Safety award for Port of Tilbury employees

A HEALTH and safety working group was set up at the Port of Tilbury in 2011 with the aim to invigorate the ports’ ‘Safety First’ campaign. Both Kevin and Ian embraced the project with real passion and commitment and worked to engage those on the frontline of the operational environment, by giving the workforce greater ownership over health and safety initiatives.

Tilbury’s new 70-acre London Distribution Park completes infrastructure work

LDP is the largest industrial development site closest to the M25 and the completion of the infrastructure works, which includes a new entrance road, drainage system, reservation of utilities and landscaping, now allows the building phase of the high quality distribution facilities to get underway.

Apostleship caring for seafarers in Tilbury this easter

WOJCIECH Holub, Apostleship of the Sea’s port chaplain for Tilbury and Thames is aware that for seafarers any festive period is much like any other working day – the only difference being that their separation from family and friends and from their faith can be even more difficult to bear than usual.

Cap San Lorenzo welcomed at Port of Tilbury

THE LCT team completed the work in 22 hours, which was two hours ahead of the planned scheduled departure, at a gross productivity rate of 26 moves per hour. We look forward to further calls in the coming months.”

Two important developments for shipping at Port of Tilbury and DP World

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

Restoration complete on Port of Tilbury skyline

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.

Film starring Nicol Kidman shoots scenes in the Port of Tilbury

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 spuds first cargo from Bilbao

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.

Tilbury’s London Container Terminal wins ODPR service del

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 […]

MV Koutalianos docks in Port of Tilbury

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.

Cranes arrive at Port of Tilbury

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.

Port of Tilbury praised for backing Theatre Is

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 […]

Port welcomes Nautica on Independence Day

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.

UN director visits Apostleship of the Sea in Tilbury

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.

Port of Tilbury welcome children from Chernobyl

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.

Port of Tilbury strengthens ties with Zeebrugge

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.

M and S in talks over London Gateway

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.

Port of Tilbury’s Captain Exley appointed to Visit Essex Board

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.

Tilbury mission give shelter to stranded sailors

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.

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