London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) February 8, 2021 – A proposal to from a new “free port” in Southeast England by combining the ports of Tilbury and London Gateway, and Ford’s Dagenham plant has been submitted by DP World’s London Gateway, Tilbury ports and Ford Stuart Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Forth Ports, which owns the Port of Tilbury, said the area would focus on “green logistics
and clean energy production” and “ensure the Thames Estuary remains a magnet for investment”. Alan Shaoul from London Gateway owners DP World said it would “enable trade with the rest of the world”. If the joint bid is accepted by government, the team behind it claimed it could create up to 25,000 new jobs and £5.1bn in gross value added. The creation of 10 free ports across the UK is part of the UK government’s post-Brexit economic strategy. Such ports would not have to follow standard customs rules. DP World London Gateway is an integrated logistics hub, featuring adeep-sea port and rail terminal on the same site as space for the development of logistics facilities and warehouses. As London’s major port Tilbury is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East. It is located on the north bank of the Thames just 22 nautical miles east of central London. Ford Dagenham is a major automotive factory located in Dagenham, London, operated by the Ford of Britain subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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