The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, and Pentalver, one of the UK’s leading container logistics providers, have announced a significant investment in Pentalver’s current inland container operations facility at the port.
Pentalver, which has had a depot at the port of Tilbury for 7 years, has this month relocated into a new purpose built facility, built by the Port of Tilbury, which has been designed with a high level of automation to ensure an efficient service for its customers. The facility covering 6.6 acres at Berth 43, has also been strategically positioned nearer the London Container Terminal operations within the port estate.
As part of a company-wide continuous improvement investment programme, Pentalver’s Tilbury depot now benefits from its investment in new highly automated equipment designed to minimise vehicle turnaround times. An additional new empty container handler has also been added to the Tilbury fleet.
Commenting on the investment at the port of Tilbury Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports said: "This important investment by both the port and Pentalver demonstrates a strong commitment to the operation at our port. We have a great working relationship with Pentalver and we were keen to support their business by moving their operations to a new facility closer to our container terminal business. The new facility is a true partnership development and we are pleased to see the facility now fully open and operational."
Shaun Allen, Chief Operating Officer of Pentalver Group said: “Our new premises reinforce our commitment to the Port of Tilbury, which continues to play a significant role in Pentalver’s plans for the future. The new site, which is closer to the container terminal business and benefits from significant investment, ideally positions us to meet the needs of our Tilbury clients now and in the future.”