New Tilbury River Berth To Increase Capacity Threefold By 2020
P&O Ferries has agreed with Forth Ports to move to a purpose-built GBP 150 million river berth on the Thames at the Port of Tilbury which will treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020.
Janette Bell, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries, added: “The river berth will also enable us to cut our crossing time by one hour (7 instead of 8), meaning that our customers will be discharged an hour earlier at 5am, enabling them to bypass the morning rush hour on the M25.”
The planned new terminal will be linked directly to the A13 via a new road, providing quick and easy access. It will also have a bespoke layout enabling customers to locate their unit promptly as part of a 30-minute gate-to-gate turnaround.
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