Grain and Dry Bulks - Tilbury (London)


The Port of Tilbury has dedicated handling and storage facilities to handle grain and dry bulks.


The port is ideally positioned for the Grain trade. Products can be loaded for export to destinations worldwide, while imports are discharged into the heart of South East England, with its huge consumer market and excellent road links for distribution to local and regional flour mills.

  • Fully computerised operation with full traceablility for all products
  • High speed loading for coasters and panama vessels with loading spout and trimming equipment
  • Draft 12.5 metres on outer berth will accommodate largest panamax vessels for loading/unloading
  • High speed unloading via two marine bucket unloaders
  • Specialists in handling sensitive grain cargoes
  • AIB approved for high standards of hygiene
  • TASCC approved for handling of combinable crops
  • Approved by the Organic Food Federation for handling organic products
  • High speed tipping facilities for road vehicles BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 certified
  • 120,000 m/t of storage with over 200 separate silos for product segregation
  • Blending facilities available

Bulk Products

The handling of dry bulk products has grown significantly in recent years with a range of commodities handled via dedicated storage facilities:

  • 6 bulk handling berths and 7.4 acres of bulk handling operations
  • Specialists in Aggregates/Cement, Animal Feed, Recycled/Biomass, Food products such as cocoa
  • Purpose built bulks warehouse capable of storing up to 60,000 tonnes of animal feed and other compatible agribulks
  • Discharge using two state of the art Harbour Mobile cranes and 2 Sennebogen Hydraulic Mobile cranes. Ability to produce multiple crane discharge/loading operations with a number of specialised material handling attachments
  • Panamax berth with a max depth of 10.5 m
  • Direct to road from barge/vessel facility
  • Efficient turnaround of road vehicles with large capacity plant
  • Flexible operation in types of bulk product handled – open quay storage of up to 10,000 Tonnes BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 certified
  • Specialised stock control management system

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