The Port of Tilbury has completed the statutory consultation process on its proposals to build a new port terminal, Tilbury2, on the Thames close to the current port.

Tilbury2 will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames.

Commercial director Peter Ward said: “We will now develop our proposals for the new port into a formal application which we will submit in the Autumn. We are one of the largest ports in the South East and our customers are looking for expansion opportunities.