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Tilbury2’s New RoRo Terminal Completes Successful Ship Trials

Great-Britain’s newest and largest unaccompanied ro-ro terminal at Tilbury2 took a step closer to opening with the successful completion of ship trials at the weekend.

P&O’s BORE SONG and NORSTREAM  arrived at the new ro-ro terminal on the Thames on Sunday 17 May where the port team carried out a full test of the marine facilities including manoeuvring and tying up the ship to test the berth; lowering the ship’s ferry ramp to test the pontoon facilities; and carrying out a full risk assessment. The ship trial was deemed a success with a smooth execution of all the test points being achieved.

The ferry terminal, which is due to open next week (week 22), has a capacity of 500,000 units and will operate in partnership between the port and P&O Ferries importing and exporting containers and trailers with food, drink, medicines and other vital supplies to-and-from Europe


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Tilbury2 Gets Approval Next To Port Of Tilbury In Essex

A new port for Essex has been given formal consent by the UK Secretary of State for Transport.

Tilbury2 will be built on brown field land next to the Port of Tilbury, in Thurrock.

Forth Ports Group’s £1bn investment programme would see the volume of cargo handled at the Essex site double from 16m to 32m tonnes.

The company said the new terminal would be “fit for purpose for the UK’s departure from the EU”.