Port of London Authority






> Tall Ships rendezvous
   before Canada journey

> Get out on the river –
   campaign to boost
   sports participation

> Queen quizzes PLA
   pilot about Tilbury ships
   at Palace ceremony

> Safety in numbers –
   incident facts-and-
   figures report goes

> £12 million investment
   in Geenwich terminal

> Visiting the Thames?
   Get yourself a mooring

> Tilbury

> London Gateway


A new fast-transit reefer service for produce and food, covering the Pacific, Australasia, Latin America and the US, has been launched. The Meridian service operated with eight 2,500 TEU capacity vessels, four of which have been specifically built for this reefer orientated service, made its first call by Seatrade Blue recently. Trimming nine days off the usual time it takes for the same trip to New Zealand, the service will see large volumes of apples, kiwi fruit,

frozen goods, wine and even yachts delivered to Tilbury. Seatrade’s sister company Streamlines has been calling at London Container Terminal (LCT) since the inception of the Blue Stream service in 2016, another specialist reefer service connecting Central America to the UK & Europe.

The Meridian service itinerary is: Rotterdam, Dunkirk, Radicatel (Le Havre), Papeete, Noumea, Nelson, Napier, Tauranga, Callao, Paita, Philadelphia, Zeebrugge & Tilbury.

Ross McKissock, LCT asset manager, said: “The UK has a strong connection with New
Zealand and this rapid route for reefers will ensure that goods arrive quickly and efficiently for the UK market. The service enhances our coverage of the Pacific and US
East Coast cementing our position as a leading player in the highly specialised reefer market and offering importers a cost effective transatlantic and transpacific route to the UK.”

overall investment strategy.

“The success of the port in recent
years means that we now need
more land close to the port to grow
and our proposals for Tilbury 2, on
part of the site of the former Tilbury Power Station, will allow us to do
this.” A number of public consultation
events were
held in March.

Members of the public can also complete a survey online: tilbury2.co.uk. It is anticipated that an application for a development consent order to permit the development will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Department for Transport) in late 2017.

Find out more

Informal public consultation on a new terminal for the
Port of Tilbury, part of a
£100 million project, has
just closed.

Several hundred new jobs could be created if the plans, which include a new jetty and deep water pontoon, get the go ahead. Tilbury 2 will be built on the site of Tilbury Power Station on 152 acres of land, roughly the same as 100 football pitches. Tilbury owners Forth Ports bought

the land last year. Port commercial director Peter Ward said: “We are
one of the largest ports in the south east and have an ambitious plan in place to continue to grow and to
bring economic benefit and jobs to
the area. “Our customers are looking for expansion opportunities in Tilbury and Tilbury 2 is a part of theport’s

Bin it, for a Cleaner Thames






Port of London Authority, London River House, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BG. +44 (0) 1474 562200
Give us your feedback