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Maritime rail terminal opened at Port of Tilbury

Maritime rail terminal opened at Port of Tilbury

Last month, Maritime opened their newest rail freight connection and distribution terminal within the Port of Tilbury. Maritime has operated within the Tilbury since 2004, now located within the new facility next to the London Container Terminal.

The terminal is set to handle mostly steel which is distributed across Europe and the world. Maritime will use an already present terminal railhead, which has been restructured to take carrier and stackers – meaning simultaneous operation for intermodal and specialised wagons will be an option from the day of opening.

With a fifty-five thousand sq ft shed was moved from one area of the port to the new site, meaning there will be more accommodation for trade within the updated terminal. Speaking about the new facility, Commercial Director, Peter Ward had this to say:

“It’s great to see this new facility for Maritime open. We have worked with them for a long time and it was important that the port invested in this new facility for their growing business. Maritime’s terminal provides a bespoke facility with easy access to our rail connections. The site that Maritime were previously located on the port will now become part of the Tilbury2 development area”

Dave Boomer, Chief Executive Officer at Maritime Transport Ltd, had this to say about the recently developed terminal: “Being rail connected is essential for us, as we maintain current customer relationships and look to grow our intermodal business, which launched earlier this year, to help improve both ours and our customer’s eco credentials.”

With the launch of the newly constructed rail terminal within the Port of Tilbury back in June, Maritime can expect to have better facilities to move their steel goods across the country, Europe and the world.