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SCS Multiport expands its CWT service at Tilbury

(A Port of Tilbury News Release)

London Container Terminal will service five calls per week

London Container Terminal, owned by Forth Ports Limited, and Amsterdam based SCS Multiport who operate in the UK with CWT have now expanded their current service from three calls to five calls per week at Tilbury.

SCS-Multiport-and-Tilbury-Service-shipsThe market-driven decision to increase the service to five calls per week will see volumes of building bricks and stone being imported from their own Amsterdam depot to Tilbury for the UK housing market. CWT will create a new depot for their bulk services in Tilbury giving them depots on site at both Ports. The increase in business brings the addition of the Fiorano vessel to partner the existing Vantage vessel on the Amsterdam – Tilbury rotation. The service also carries high volumes of the UKs export waste to the Amsterdam power plants, helping to keep the lights on for the city.

Anton van Hattem, Director of SCS Multiport said: “We have seen an increase in demand for our service and this has led to this expansion from three to five calls each week to Tilbury. Tilbury is our ‘home port’ in the UK and we receive an excellent service from the team at London Container Terminal. The port offers us an additional advantage of warehousing space which allows us to centralise all of our activities in one convenient place.”

Commenting on the announcement, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports (owners of London Container Terminal) said: “It is great to be working with SCS Multiport on this increased service. This is good news for Tilbury and SCS and shows a healthy sign of improving market conditions in the UK. By using our strategically placed ports and our warehousing facilities we are able to bring many benefits to SCS’s operation and it complements our Portcentric objectives.”

LCT handles in excess of half a million containers per year, and is the only UK port truly servicing both deep sea and short sea customers. LCT has invested significantly in London Container Terminal, and continues to upgrade the site and equipment to integrate container handling across both the deep sea and short sea operations. Tilbury is a key shipping and distribution location with unrivalled access to London and the South East of England and this investment further secures this position.

8th May 2014

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Media enquiries:

London Container Terminal / Forth Ports:
Debbie Johnston, Spreng & Co, +44 141 548 5191 / +44 7532 183811 / debbie@sprengandco.com

Notes to editors:

About London Container Terminal

  • Forth Ports acquired fully Tilbury Container Terminal in January 2012, having bought out then joint owners DP World and Associated British Ports. Now rebranded as London Container Terminal, it is the UK’s third largest container port. The deep-sea terminal is located on the Thames and is a key shipping and distribution location with unrivalled access to London and the South East. It is a busy terminal, handling around 320,000 containers last year, an increase of 2.4% from 2010, and has a strong trading position with the North/South reefer trades primarily South America and South Africa and has strong links with a number of other deep sea trades. The Port of Tilbury also runs a successful short sea business which handled around 130,000 containers in 2011, up 7.6% from 2010. The short sea business provides regular links to Continental Europe and to other UK coastal feeder locations.
  • The upgrading of the existing facilities at the Port of Tilbury and LCT are part of a larger project involving significant investment to ensure customers receive the best service possible.
  • Portcentric at Tilbury provides a unique combination of logistics advantages by reducing road miles and carbon emissions making it a very green and environmentally friendly transport solution. The Port aims to expand this type of service to embrace other trade areas and customers.
  • www.londoncontainerterminal.co.uk

About Forth Ports

  • Forth Ports Limited owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on the Firth of Forth – Leith, Grangemouth, Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland and Kirkcaldy. It also has a business, Nordic, which operates out of Chatham in Kent and Tilbury, which is engaged in port activities and recycling.
  • www.forthports.co.uk

About SCS Multiport

  • SCS Multiport is located at the Port of Amsterdam and is a unique inland terminal in the middle of the harbour. It is a state of the art hub for maritime containers, designed to relieve the heavily congested road network in the Randstad.
  • www.scsmultiport.nl

About CWT Limited

  • CWT is a leading solutions provider of integrated logistics and supply chain management delivering business solutions that optimize the value chain and add value for customers and stakeholders.
  • We are committed to the principles of sustainable development and act as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen.
  • The CWT Group employs around 6,000 people and reported revenue of S$9.1 billion in 2013.
  • www.cwtlimited.com