Port faces short wait to find out if it is a winner after successful launch of terminal

MANAGEMENT and staff at the new Tilbury2 port in Thurrock are waiting anxiously to see if their efforts to deliver a new terminal on time despite the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions is being recognised with a top industry award

Port of Tilbury has reached the final of the prestigious annual Logistics Awards - the annual celebration of excellence in the logistics and supply chain sectors for their recently opened rill on, roll-off terminal.

Tilbury2 opened in May 2020 and is the UK’s most modern and largest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal offering a rail, road, sea and river lower carbon routes to industrial bases in London, the south east and the wider UK.

The freight ferry and rail terminal opened on schedule and was Brexit-ready with a state-of-the-art container terminal.

Asset and Site Director at the Port of Tilbury Paul Dale, 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 award winner will be announced on 3 March. For more information on the awards click here.