Port of Tilbury Grain Department

Cargo type: dry bulks – cereals, feed beans, peas, rapeseed, maize and Soya beans
The Bulk Grain Terminal at Tilbury has been one of the most successful of the PLA initiatives of the 1960s. In 2002 the facility handled over 500,000 tonnes of imports (wheat, barley, oats, beans, peas, rapeseed) and nearly 300,000 tonnes of exports (wheat, maize, Soya beans). A large amount of grain is processed nearby, as Rank Hovis, Allied Mills and ADM Milling have flourmills near the terminal.

The container ship Norasia Pearl.
View full size imageThe container ship Norasia Pearl. © NMM






Berth 1

Operator: Bunge (UK) Ltd.
Cargo type: dry bulk - animal feedstuffs and fertilisers.

Berth 21
Operator: Cory Brothers Shipping Ltd.
Cargo type: container shipping and storage.

Opportunities and problems: three OCL container ships at Tilbury during the August 1970 docks strike.
View full size imageDiscovery Bay, Flinders Bay and Jervis Bay at Tilbury Docks. © NMM







European Metal Recycling Ltd.

Operator: European Metal Recycling Ltd.
Cargo type: dry bulk – scrap metals.

TDG UK Storage

TDG UK Storage.
Cargo type: break bulk – chilled and frozen produce.

Northfleet Hope Terminal

 Tilbury Container Services.
Cargo type: container traffic, particularly refrigerated containers.

Short-Sea Container Terminal

Cargo type: containers.
This is Europe's only specialist short-sea terminal, handling 120,000 containers each year.

Container cells in the Moreton Bay.
View full size imageContainer cells in the Moreton Bay. © NMM







Westerlund UK Ltd.

Operator: Westerlund UK Ltd.
Cargo type: containerised paper and other forestry products.


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