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Port of Tilbury

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The major gateway to London and the South East

The Port of Tilbury is London's major port, providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of the south east of England and beyond. A dynamic and diverse port handling the full range of cargoes with specialist expertise in the handling of paper and forest products, containers & Ro Ro, grain and bulk commodities and construction and building materials.

Tilbury's strategic location makes it the natural point for distribution with 18 million people living within 75 miles. Serving the UK's market, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work.

The Port is a diverse multi-modal hub, covering over 850 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the Port, with access to the whole of the UK and dedicated barge facilities.

The Port offers:

  • 34 operational Berths
  • Over 16 independent working terminals
  • Over 7.5 kilometres of quay
  • Over 500,000 square metres of warehouse space
  • Over 7 kms of road within the port estate with excellent transport access.

Our Services section details the facilities available via Tilbury, including paper and forest products, containers, Ro Ro, grain and dry bulks plus general cargo.

Following the acquisition of the Deep Sea container Terminal in 2012, London Container Terminal (LCT) was created providing a unique combination of European Short Sea and Deep Sea services at the same facility.  As the UK’s third largest container terminal, LCT handles over half a million containers per year. 

As part of an exciting new development, London Distribution Park (LDP) immediately adjacent to the Port is currently under construction - in a joint venture with the specialist industrial development company, Roxhill. The 70 acre facility will complement the port's successful distribution capability and further develop Forth Ports' portcentric strategy, making Tilbury London's leading logistics and distribution hub.

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