New driver-free freight ferry terminal OPEN for business in Tilbury

Mark McIntyre Port of Tilbury

UK’s largest unaccompanied port set to transform ferry freight market Tilbury2’s brand new unaccompanied* freight ferry terminal opened for business this week at a vital time for the UK’s freight industry. The 500,000-unit freight-only facility will inject state-of-the-art capacity into the country’s ports sector by utilising a truck driver-free operation* at a time when infection control is uppermost in everyone’s …

Unifeeder Launches New East Coast Feeder Service Connecting Grangemouth and London

Mark McIntyre blog

The arrival of the cargo vessel the Anna G into Scotland’s container terminal in Grangemouth at the weekend launched a new east coast container feeder shipping service with Unifeeder. This new service is the first direct feeder call from Scotland to London Gateway on the Thames increasing connectivity options for customers shipping to international markets and providing a new offering …

Craigleith Tugboat Christmas

Christmas dinner assured for Craigleith tug crew

Mark McIntyre blog

The crew manning the tug, the Craigleith, on the River Forth on Christmas Day have been assured a traditional festive dinner after the marine team at Forth Ports made a special delivery of their turkey – by pilot boat. A three-strong crew of the Craigleith will be onboard the tug over the festive period moored close to the Braefoot Gas …

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to go ahead following financial agreements

Mark McIntyre blog

Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is now underway following confirmation from EDF Renewables that financial close for the project has been achieved. Twenty-five (25) financial institutions are lending money to fund the wind farm which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes*. EDF Renewables is also announcing that leading Irish energy company …

Wildlife study finds habitat created by the Port of Tilbury is now a site of national importance for invertebrates

Ewan McInnes Port of Tilbury

A wildlife area created six years ago to offset losses of habitat from the development of the London Distribution Park (LDP) at Tilbury, has proved so successful it has been ranked by one of Britain’s foremost entomological consultants as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates.