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Storage expansion finished at Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury has completed the construction of a major storage expansion. 

A new flat store has been built at the port’s grain terminal which can now hold an additional 16,000 metric tonnes of import and export wheat.

This new facility has the capacity to auto inload 500 tonnes per hour through a conveyor system. 

“As we celebrate the grain terminal’s 50th year, this new flat store provides us with more capacity to support our customer’s growing volumes,” said Peter Ward, Commercial Director at the Port of Tilbury.  

“We are one of the UK’s largest grain stores with over 35 million tonnes of product handled over the past 50 years and we hope to continue to play a significant part in the sector in the next half century.” 

The terminal handles 1.4 million tonnes of combinable crops every year. 

Frontier and Millford Grain have made a long-term commitment to keep their grain in the terminal.

“The addition of this new flat store facility considerably helps Millford Grain as a business, and our customer’s requirements,” said Alistair Groves, from Millford Grain. 

“It also underlines the Port’s commitment to long term investment for our sector.” 

There are over 200 silos at the terminal that support the flour and ingredient market in the southeast, London and Midlands. 

 

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