Local MP visits Port of Tilbury



Local MP Stephen Metcalfe visits Port of Tilbury


The Port of Tilbury - London's major port - welcomed Stephen Metcalfe MP for a port tour by boat on Friday 13 July (photographs attached). 


The tour was led by port Directors, Paul Dale and Peter Ward, and covered Tilbury's substantial business and employment growth, skills development and the need for improved road connectivity. Tilbury is the fastest growing UK port and is set to double its direct employment and business across the quay in the next 10 years. Forth Ports is calling for a direct connection from the expanding port area onto the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.


Peter Ward, Commercial Director, welcomed Stephen's visit: "The Port of Tilbury’s 130 businesses need room to expand to fuel the UK's economic growth. This visit was a great chance to showcase our development plans at Tilbury2 and discuss the challenges ahead."


Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Apprenticeship Ambassador and Government Envoy for the 2018 Year of Engineering, said: "Tilbury has ambitious plans to grow, which are matched by their commitment to training and development. Their dedicated training academy is a beacon of best practice for the logistics industry and I'm heartened they're playing an active part in the 'Year of Engineering' campaign to promote the varied careers inside the port."


Ahead of the Engineering Showcase in Basildon on Saturday 14 July where the Port had a stand to promote local career opportunities, Paul Dale, Asset and Site Director, commented: "Tilbury invests heavily in the development of its workforce and promotes career opportunities locally to ensure that our future jobs growth benefits south Essex. In 2017-18, we supported 51 apprentices across the port, from business administration and management, to operations and engineering."


17 July 2018                                            -ends-

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