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07.01.2015

Port of Tilbury signs new 5 year deal with Cefetra

(Port of Tilbury News Release)

Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, announces today a new 5-year agreement with Cefetra, one of the leading supply chain managers in the UK, to handle animal feed imports into the port for the East Anglian area.

The agreement, which commenced on the 1st January 2015, will see the terminal at Tilbury handling thousands of tonnes of animal feed each year. The port will also provide a dedicated 60,000 metric tonne storage facility on the quayside which will ensure the product is well protected and easily accessible for onward road transportation to customers.

Cefetra, who trade over 3 million tonnes in the UK and Ireland, is a major customer of Forth Ports making regular use of the other strategically placed ports in the group including Leith and Rosyth on the east coast of Scotland.

Commenting on the announcement, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports Limited (owners of the Port of Tilbury) said: “We are delighted to continue our successful relationship with Cefetra through this brand new 5 year agreement. Tilbury is the perfect location for the key agricultural market in the east of England and Cefetra will benefit from the expertise in this cargo handling, our warehouse capabilities and onward logistical connections from the port. ”

Andrew Mackay, Managing Director of Cefetra Ltd said: “We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Forth Ports extending the good relationship we already have with them in Scotland. We feel that Tilbury is an excellent location for us to supply our customers in the South and East of England. The high quality logistical facilities and the commitment from the Port of Tilbury will help us to provide a professional and efficient service to our customer base in the region for the foreseeable future.”

Further information/images:

For Forth Ports:
Debbie Johnston, Spreng & Co
0141 548 5191 / debbie@sprengandco.com


Notes to Editors

About The Port of Tilbury - the major gateway to London and the South East

The Port of Tilbury is London's major port, providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of the south east of England and beyond. A dynamic and diverse port handling the full range of cargoes with specialist expertise in the handling of paper and forest products, containers & Ro Ro, grain and bulk commodities and construction and building materials.

Tilbury's strategic location makes it the natural point for distribution with 18 million people living within 75 miles. Serving the UK's market, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work.

The Port is a diverse multi-modal hub, covering over 850 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the Port, with access to the whole of the UK and dedicated barge facilities.

London Container Terminal (LCT) provides a unique combination of European Short Sea and Deep Sea services at the same facility. As the UK’s third largest container terminal, Tilbury handles over half a million containers per year.
The London Construction Link (LCL) is a collaboration between the Port of Tilbury and S. Walsh, one of the leading construction solutions companies in London. The partnership is seeking to relieve congestion on the capital's roads, with associated cycling safety and CO2 benefits, through promoting greater use of construction consolidation and the use of the river for construction projects on or near the Thames. LCL builds upon the Tilbury’s pedigree as the logistics and distribution hub for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and S. Walsh’s success as the largest marine operator on the Thames. LCL is supported by British Cycling.

www.forthports.co.uk / www.londoncontainerterminal.com / www.londondistributionpark.com