Tilbury (GBTIL)

Port Code GBTIL City London
Port Name Tilbury Country/Region United Kingdom
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Tilbury (GBTIL)



Port of Tilbury (Port of Tilbury, GB, port code: GBTIL) is also translated as Tilbury Port, located on the Thames River in Tilbury, Essex, England. It is the main port of London and the main British port for processing imported paper. There are extensive facilities for containers, grain and other bulk cargoes. There are also facilities for imported cars. It forms part of the wider port of London.

Tilbury Port, UK (London International Commercial Port). Located on the north bank of Thames in the eastern suburbs of London, about 40 kilometers from Tower Bridge in the west and the Thames in the east, 74 nautical miles from Dover Port, 190 nautical miles from Le Havre, 1310 nautical miles from Gibraltar, and Dunkirk Port 95 nautical miles, 177 nautical miles from Antwerp.

The water area of ​​the port area is "L"-shaped, which is dug out manually on land, covering an area of ​​more than 60 hectares. The main harbor basin stretches from east to west and rises to the northeast. It is 950 meters long and 260 meters wide from west to east to 170 meters. There are three small harbor basins extending northward in the middle and east of the north bank. The west end of the main harbor basin stretches northward into an extended harbor basin, which is 1,400 meters long and 180 meters wide. At the west end of the connection between the main harbour basin and the extended harbour basin, a ship lock with a length of 305 meters, a width of 33.5 meters and a water depth of 13.9 meters is connected to the Thames River. The harbor basin is calm and the waves are calm, the water level changes little, and the piers are distributed around the waters. On the south bank of the main harbor basin is the West African Wharf, which is used for groceries and timber to and from West Africa and North America. The east bank of the extended harbor basin is the general cargo terminal of the Port Authority, which is used for general cargo, ro-ro ships, wood and scrap metal. The west bank of the extended harbor basin is a container terminal . The total length of the wharf line in the harbor basin is 8,200 meters, and the water depth is 11-13 meters. There are many riverside terminals along the Thames adjacent to the port area, such as the container terminal and grain terminal connected to the container port area, the passenger and ro-ro ship terminal in the south of the main harbor basin, with more than 40 berths.

From the boundary of Tilbury Port to Teddington, 31 kilometers upstream of Tower Bridge, to the Thames Estuary, extending along the Thames River for more than 100 kilometers. In the 16th century, the docks in the port area were mainly distributed on the north bank of Tower Bridge.

Tilbury Port has many oil warehouses and dedicated docks for factories along the Thames. The oil terminals are mainly distributed on both sides of the Thames below the Port of Tilbury. There are considerable refineries, petrochemical plants, and oil depot terminals. There are 25 terminals and more than 40 berths. It is the most important loading and unloading area for cargo handling in Tilbury Port ; There are many power plants, factory docks and warehouses along the Thames River from Tilbury to Tower Bridge in London. It is also the main loading and unloading area for dry bulk cargo in Tilbury Port. The port is the second largest container throughput port in the UK and one of the ten largest container throughput ports in Northwest Europe.

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Summary of GBTIL

The Port of Tilbury (Port Code: GBTIL) is a port on the River Thames at Tilbury in Essex, England. It is the largest multi-modal port in the South East, as well as being the main United Kingdom port for handling the importation of paper. It forms part of the wider Port of London.
It has 56 operational berths and 31 independent working terminals. The warehouse space is 5 million square feet. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum, which is estimated to value around £8.7 billion, making it the largest port on the Thames. The varied cargoes are spread across an estate in excess of 1,000 acres and are imported and exported by a variety of short and deep-sea vessels. Offering operational support for different cargoes, the port can support ro-ro, container, forest products, grain and bulks as well as cruises and property solutions. The port has operated for over 130 years and created over 100 apprenticeship programmes in the last 36 months.