Specials in Thurrock

New role for Ross at Port of Tilbury


By Neil Speight

Posted: Thursday, 27th January 2022 7:33 am

Ross McKissock

ONE of the key managers at the Port of Tilbury has taken on an expanded role within the wider Forth Ports organisation, though he will continue to run the local port's London Container Terminal.

Ross McKissock has been appointed as Director of Unitised, responsible for integrating the commercial team on unitised container and trailer cargo across the Group and growing volume. Ross will retain his responsibilities for running London Container Terminal and will continue to report to Paul Dale, Asset & Site Director at the Port of Tilbury.

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Basildon kids among those that benefit from port staff's Christmas spirit

GENEROUS employees at the Port of Tilbury have made a donation of 115 gifts to Changing Pathways, just in time for Christmas.

Changing Pathways, formerly known as Basildon Women's Aid, is a domestic abuse charity working across the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock. The charity provides free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse. The port has supported the local Thurrock centre for many years.

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The new silos

MAJOR building works at the UK's largest grain terminal at the Port of Tilbury has reached a milestone with the construction of ten new giant metal grain silos.

The works got underway earlier this year following a fire and explosion in July 2020 which damaged part of the concrete silo and some other equipment. No one was injured in the incident, which prompted this Nub News Report

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Police warn of disruption over protest in Tilbury


By Neil Speight

Posted: Friday, 26th November 2021 6:46 am

POLICE have advises drivers to avoid an area of Tilbury where they are dealing with a protest.

A statement issued at 5.30am today (Friday, 26 November) says: "We are dealing with disruption, which is taking place in Windrush Road, Tilbury, where a number of people are protesting near to an Amazon depot.

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A golden gift from Amazon team in Tilbury


By Neil Speight

Posted: Thursday, 04th November 2021 5:10 pm

Gold was the colour of charity success at Tilbury.

WORKERS at Tilbury's Amazon fulfilment centre have made a £4,000 donation to to the Lennox Children's Cancer Fund in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

As part of the company-wide 'Amazon Goes Gold' project which highlights and supports the work done by many organisations to increase cancer survival rates through life-saving treatments and research, staff in Tilbury held a month-long series of gold-themed events.

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Jamie Hanks, straddle carrier Driver at the Port of Tilbury.

IN a move to help recruit new members to the team at Port of Tilbury, a new video has been released today (Thursday, 21 October) showing how straddle carrier drivers are a vital part of the operations at the docks' London Container Terminal.

The port has issued the new 'behind the scenes video' which hears from their straddle drivers and trainers about their experiences of driving these 55ft high, 70 tonne machines and showcases the opportunities for people to join to port in this very unusual driving role.

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Port course offers opportunity to Tilbury people to get back into work


By Neil Speight

Posted: Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 8:57 pm

AN opportunity for residents of Tilbury to take a step on the career ladder at the town's port has been highlighted.

The next course offered by the 'Routes to Logistics' programme, a free training scheme for the local Tilbury community delivered by the Port of Tilbury which offers back-to-work training and support, starts in November and local residents are being encouraged to sign up now.

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Duo complete apprenticeships sparked by innovative competition


By Neil Speight

Posted: Tuesday, 21st September 2021 7:47 pm

Dylan Rannigan (left) and Charlie Johnston. Picture by Port of Tilbury.

TWO local students who won the opportunity to start a career in engineering following a competition run by The Port of Tilbury and Gateway Academy, are now ready to take up apprenticeships at the port.

In 2019 the port teamed up with Tilbury's Gateway academy to run a competition that opened up the prospects of a career in engineering to young students.

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