Forth Ports Group invests in 14 new kalmar straddle carriers

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.

Port of Tilbury team qualify for UK First Aid champs

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.

Port of Tilbury throws lifeline to Gravesend to Tilbury ferry

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.

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