About Us – Our Background

An evolving environment

The Northfleet Hope Berth was built in 1978 and was the first purpose-built container terminal to be established in the UK. The terminal was initially designed to handle the large volume of blown-air reefer containers common to the Australian and New Zealand trade, and was equipped to handle 1000-plus containers at sub-zero temperatures. Nowadays large modern ships with integral reefer plugs have replaced the older blown-air ships and the terminal has the capacity to handle up to 1400 40 ft. high cube containers.

A 21st Century facility

London Container Terminal is now firmly established as a leading purpose-built container terminal. Operations have increased in size in terms of volume, square footage and scale of activities, enabling it to compete successfully in a highly competitive market place and remain the first choice for some of the world’s leading container lines.

London Container Ports Brochure

Making Connections

Containerisation International Finalist

London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited. Registered Office: Leslie Ford House, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7EH
Registered in England and Wales. Registered Number 1249844.