Port of Tilbury owners win prestigious awards

Port of Tilbury owners win prestigious awards

FORTH Ports’ David Thomson has been presented with the prestigious Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Environmental Award. The award was presented to David at the annual awards dinner this week which recognises significant achievements, contributions and innovation of individuals, companies and the armed forces.

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.

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.

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 handyshippingguide.com

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.

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.

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.