Port of Tilbury grain terminal silo rebuild gets underway

Major building work is underway at the UK’s largest grain terminal at the Port of Tilbury following a fire in 2020 which damaged its grain silos.

The Tilbury grain terminal has been in operation for over 50 years and is a key strategic facility in the South East for the grain import and export markets handling over 2million tonnes of product from around the world.

Peter Ward, commercial director at The Port of Tilbury, said: “The grain terminal is a vital asset at The Port of Tilbury and plays a major role in supplying businesses with the grain needed to support their brands.

“Following the fire last summer, we worked hard to ensure there was limited interruption to customer service and now with the new silos being constructed, we can be confident that the new facility will set the highest industry standards for silo construction.”

During these works there will be no interruption to customer service as the terminal remains fully open for import and exports and once complete, the terminal will be restored to its full storage capacity of 135,000 m/t and continue to benefit from the full multimodal services at the port including river barge transportation into central London.

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