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Port of Tilbury to expand grain terminal

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Port of Tilbury has announced plans for a major storage expansion at the port’s grain terminal. This comes as part of the port’s growth strategy. The investment will see storage capacity increase an additional 16 000 t of import and export wheat at the Thames based port, totaling 136 000 t.

The grain terminal at Tilbury handles over 1.4 million tpy of combinable crops for both for the export and UK markets. Presently, it has a storage capacity of 120 000 t.

The new flat storage facility will built adjacent to the existing grain terminal. It will utilise the mill gallery conveyor system with overhead conveyors feeding the new storage unit automatically. Construction work will begin in April and completion is anticipated for 3Q17.

Peter Ward, Senior Asset Manager at The Port of Tilbury, said: “This is a significant investment in the Grain Terminal for our customers. As volumes increase in both the grain import and export markets, it’s essential that we have the storage facilities to handle this additional volume. This multimillion pound investment will ensure that the terminal remains the key strategic facility in the South East of the UK for the grain import and export markets.”

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