UK Port of Tilbury Expanding Grain Terminal
London’s Port of Tilbury announced on April 1 that it will undertake the expansion of its grain terminal which will increase the site’s grain storage by an additional 16,000 tons.
The terminal is already one of the largest in the UK, serving customers, including ADM, Allied Mills, and Frontier, and handling over 1.4 million tons of crops per year for both domestic and foreign markets, with a current storage capacity of 120,000 tons.
Construction of the new flat storage facility, which will be built adjacent to the existing grain terminal, will begin this month, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.
“This is a significant investment in the Grain Terminal for our customers,” said Peter Ward, Senior Asset Manager at The Port of Tilbury in a Port statement. “As volumes increase in both the grain import and export markets, it’s essential that we have the storage facilities to handle this additional volume. This multimillion pound investment will ensure that the terminal remains the key strategic facility in the South East of the UK for the grain import and export markets.”