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Port of Tilbury reaches final of Logistics Awards

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Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest growing port, has reached the final of the prestigious annual Logistics Awards. The port has been shortlisted in the ‘New Facility’ category for its recently opened terminal, Tilbury2.

Tilbury2 opened in May 2020 and is the UK’s most modern and largest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal offering a multimodal (rail, road, sea, river), lower carbon route to the biggest consumer market in Europe and largest industrial bases in Britain, London and the South East.

Despite the challenges around the global pandemic restrictions, the freight ferry and rail terminals opened on schedule to support high volumes and market-leading turnaround times, with the rest of the new port – including the country’s largest construction materials processing hub – due to complete in 3Q21.

Utilising the port’s AEO accreditation, Tilbury2’s IT-backed operation is Brexit-ready and based on a state-of-the-art container terminal solution from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) already deployed at the Group’s facilities at London Container Terminal, Tilbury, and in Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port.

Commenting on reaching the final, Paul Dale, Asset and Site Director at the Port of Tilbury, said: “This shortlisting is great recognition for the years of planning and carefully executed delivery by our dedicated in-house team, ably supported by an array of expert consultants.

“Tilbury2 is a strategic national infrastructure asset that offers the best-in-class operation. This is the latest chapter in Forth Ports’ 25 year investment story at Tilbury.”

He added: “Such as it is in lockdown, we look forward to the virtual awards next month and wish everyone nominated good luck on the night.”

The Logistics Awards, the annual celebration of excellence in the logistics and supply chain sectors, has announced the finalist shortlist for this year’s awards. The award winner will be announced on 3 March.

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