Specials in Thurrock

Cllr Deb Huelin

THE Port of Tilbury is launching a new training programme, called Routes to Logistics, with opportunities for more than 200 local residents who are currently unemployed.

The fully-funded programme will run an introductory training course of up to three days focusing on working in the transport and logistics industry with the aim of building people's career aspirations and developing follow on support and training, tailored to the individual to help them get back into the workplace.

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A thank-you to Tilbury


By Neil Speight

Posted: Thursday, 18th March 2021 12:11 am

The Spirit of Discovery

A NOW familiar part of life at the Port of Tilbury has been the various messages beamed out with a lighting display from the two large Saga cruise ships that have spent much of the Covid-19 pandemic laid up in the docks.

In their latest display the crews of the Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery put on a light show to say thanks to Tilbury.

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Port pays tribute to its quay women workers


By Neil Speight

Posted: Monday, 08th March 2021 10:52 am

THE Port of Tilbury has marked International Women's Day today (Monday, 8 March) with the release of a video highlighting the work of women within the Forth Ports group.

Several of the many women who play key roles within the borough port - and sister port Tilbury2 - are highlighted in the short film.

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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.

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£34 million flood gate project at Tilbury is now underway


By Neil Speight

Posted: Wednesday, 03rd February 2021 5:27 pm

The existing flood defences

CONSTRUCTION work has started on a £34 million scheme that is set to safeguard thousands of homes and businesses by improving Tilbury's flood defences with the installation of new dual function flood lock gates at the town's port.

The existing port lock gates, first put in place in 1928, will be replaced with pioneering dual function lock gates and the Environment Agency's tidal barrier, currently in place at the port after being completed in 1981 will be removed.

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Bid is in for £25 million to spend on Tilbury projects


By Neil Speight

Posted: Wednesday, 03rd February 2021 5:13 pm

THE input of local residents and businesses has been incorporated into a bid put to the government to rubber-stamp change in Tilbury.

The Tilbury Town Board was formed last year as a result of the town being selected to be one of 101 in the country to be invited to pitch for up to £25 million to spend on improving the local community.

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A MAJOR new contract has been signed at the Port of Tilbury which will include the creation of a new multimillion pound processing plant to wash and grade aggregate brought from Cornwall for supply to customers across the South East.

The deal is a result of a partnership between the port and Walsh, the construction, demolition and excavation waste-based transport company.

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Green light for Tilbury FC's new ground and 112 new homes


By Neil Speight

Posted: Thursday, 07th January 2021 10:37 pm

A NEW stadium for Tilbury Football Club has been approved by councillors this evening.

It will still take a month for the approval to be rubber-stamped at the next meeting of the committee, but it is likely to a formality raised because officers had recommended refusal - though they conceded it was a 'finely balanced' issue. It may also be called in by the planning inspectorate or secretary of state, subject to monitoring by the council's legal team.

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New river link takes 36 truck trips a day off the road


By Neil Speight

Posted: Thursday, 07th January 2021 10:10 am

The Polla Rose. Picture by Krispen Atkinson.

THERE's a new regular traveler up and down the Thames, to and from Tilbury, as a new freight transport link has been launched.

The Port of Tilbury and ADM at Erith have launched a twice-daily coastal barge operation to deliver thousands of tonnes of oil seed rape from the port's grain terminal along the River Thames to ADM Erith's processing facility.

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