May 20, 2020

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