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.
THURROCK Council has welcomed the news that Roxhill Developments has signed a joint venture with Forth Ports to develop the London Distribution Park at the Port of Tilbury. Forth Ports, the owner of the Port of Tilbury, has sold a 50% share in the scheme to Roxhill.
THE PORT of Tilbury received an Olympic torch in recognition of the part they played in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics. The port was the largest of the two logistic centres for 2012 and stored a huge amount of sporting equipment as well as items and props used for the opening and closing ceremonies.
ST CLERE’S student Scarlett Goulding made quite an impression on her work experience at the Port of Tilbury. So much infact that she won an award as work experience student of the year. Scarlett was presented with the award at a special ceremony on board the Marco Polo cruise ship in the port.
During the nomination of the Non for Profit Award, the efforts of PC Bridges and Sergeant Morgan received recognition for an incident where they successfully performed CPR on a male who collapsed with a heart problem whist at his place of work.
CARGOTEC has secured an order for 14 Kalmar straddle carriers from UK based Forth Ports as part of a major investment and upgrade programme at its London Container Terminal (LCT) at Tilbury.
Forth Ports is investing in substantial equipment and site upgrading to LCT to ensure customers continue to receive a first rate and enhanced service. It is also integrating LCT with the busy short-sea terminal, also located at Tilbury. Part of the investment plan is the purchase of 14 new Kalmar ESC 450W straddle carriers from Cargotec.
The Forth Ports team, which is made up of two representatives from the Port of Tilbury and one from the Port of Grangemouth, won their spot in the final competition via a national elimination event approved by St John Ambulance in October. The team achieved second place in the National Industrial First Aid Competition elimination event, securing their place in the ‘Grand Prior Trophy Competition’. Overall First went to the ABP Ipswich A team.
THE FUTURE of the Gravesend to Tilbury Passenger Ferry has been secured for a further 12 months following the injection of a further £20,000 of support from the Port of Tilbury. This is the third year that the Port of Tilbury has provided financial support for the ferry, which is viewed as an important link between the north and south banks of the River Thames and is the last publicly accessible crossing before the Thames reaches the sea. It is estimated that as many as 90 employees of the Port of Tilbury and its tenants make the crossing each day to work at the Port.
THE PORT of Tilbury Police Force has been shortlisted in the Public Sector and Not-For-Profit category at the second St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.
They’ll find out if they’ve been successful at a glittering event in London on Monday 19 November, hosted by survival expert Ray Mears who has himself used first aid many times.
FREIGHTLINER has achieved a new daily throughput record of 481 containers handled in Tilbury.Managing director Adam Cunliffe said: “Since 2009, year on year we have seen our volumes at Tilbury steadily increase.
The port and SSE renewables will be holding a public exhibition about the plans at the London Cruise Terminal, in Ferry Road, Tilbury, on Thursday, September 20, from 4pm to 8pm.
The application to the TEN-T Executive Agency is based on the removal of trucks from western and southern Europen roads, the development of short sea shipping between Spain and the UK and the increased efficiency and volume of freight from the Iberian Peninsula to the United Kingdom.