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19.09.2014

Tilbury secures Finnlines Ro Ro service

London’s major port, The Port of Tilbury, has secured a new Ro-Ro service with Finnlines, one of the leading shipping operators of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

The new service, which began operating in August, will be a weekly service calling each Thursday feeding the Baltic states and Scandinavia with cargo including paper and general cargo.

The service sees a return to Tilbury for Finnlines who had previously operated a ro-ro service at the Port until the end of 2006.

Commenting on the new service, Paul Dale, Senior Asset Manager at the Port of Tilbury said: “We are delighted to welcome Finnlines back to Tilbury. As the largest paper handling port in the UK, Finnlines will benefit from Tilbury’s expertise and connectivity in the South east. We look forward to working with Finnlines to deliver an excellent service for their customer.”

Brian Rolfe, Managing Director of Finnlines UK said: “The new weekly connection to/from Tilbury to Helsinki and further to St Petersburg strenghens our position in the South of England and we have received positive feedback from our customers for adding a Southern port to our schedule.”

Further information/images:

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.

The Port offers:

  • 34 operational Berths
  • Over 16 independent working terminals
  • Over 7.5 kilometres of quay
  • Over 500,000 square metres of warehouse space
  • Over 7 kms of road within the port estate with excellent transport access.


Our Services section details the facilities available via Tilbury, including paper and forest products, containers, Ro Ro, grain and dry bulks plus general cargo.

Following the acquisition of the Deep Sea container Terminal in 2012, London Container Terminal (LCT) was created providing 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.

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