OFTEN at press events in Thurrock, you are joined by colleagues from the Thurrock Gazette, Essex Enquirer and Yellow Advertiser. You know when an event has global dimensions when you rub shoulders with journalists from Antwerp, Paris, Lisbon and Rotterdam.
So it was that the european media descended upon the DP World London Gateway site in Stanford to hear the announcement that dredging will begin in March.
Chief Executive Simon Moore has a way of signposting the ports journey.
He said: “For the area not to have a world class port is the world as it was before London had Heathrow.
“We are determined to produce a port that is “Best in Class”
“With the port brings industries in the logistics park that will bring jobs to the area.”
Mr Moore outlined to the awaiting media the story so far and the programme of events as the work begins.