Community Responsibility, Education and Involvement

We believe that it is important to engage with local communities, particularly where projects we are progressing have an impact on them.

Across a number of ports, but particularly Tilbury, we engage with local schools through the provision of interview training, Young International Trader Awards, other education challenges and work experience. We also carry out port tours and give presentations to a number of universities across our sites, have provided internships and suggested practical student projects. The Port of Tilbury leads the consortium of universities and further education colleges that manage the East of England Regional Logistics Academy and supports the South West Essex Business Education Partnership.

Tilbury has worked with the Sector Skills Council, Maxim Transport and Unipart Logistics, who have successfully bid for the licence to run a National Skills Academy for the logistics sector in England.

The Port of Tilbury also actively supports and assists Thurrock Council through the Thurrock Learning Partnership and the Thurrock Workforce Development Group, and has recently become part of the Economic Development Working Group.

The list of charities that our various businesses are involved with is extensive and a few of these are outlined below. Our involvement varies from donations, through activities to raise funds to the provision of services, time and support. For example, the Company donated land to The Merchant Navy Memorial Trust for the erection of a monument in memory of merchant seamen who have lost their lives in conflict. There have been fund raising events such as two teams from the Marine Department in Scotland that went white water rafting on the River Tummel, raising £3,000 for Seafarers UK.

2017 will be a busy cruise season for Scotland and London

Ports of Leith, Rosyth, Dundee and Tilbury

London Container Terminal handles in excess of half a million containers per year

Port of Tilbury

Ideally located for high quality support facilities for the North Sea Oil & Gas industry

Port of Leith

Hyundai import all their UK 75k cars per annum via the Port of Tilbury

Port of Tilbury

Scotland's largest container port, Grangemouth handles around 9m
tonnes of cargo per year

Port of Grangemouth

The Port of Rosyth's heavy lifting capability was underlined with the arrival of deck sections for the new Forth crossing

Port of Rosyth

Scotland's premier jack-up, deep sea servicing and decommissioning port

Port of Dundee

Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters' River Forth and Tay

Forth Bridges


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