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Work is underway on the temporary removal of the two listed cranes located on the riverside jetty at Battersea Power Station. The cranes are being dismantled and transported by barge to the Port of Tilbury for storage prior to restoration. They will be returned to the jetty and reinstated by the latter half of 2017, in time for the opening of the Power Station and new riverside park in 2019.

The project with Battersea is the


first for London Construction Link, a collaboration between the Port of Tilbury and S. Walsh, one of the leading construction solutions companies in London. The partnership is seeking to relieve congestion on the capital's roads, with associated cycling safety and CO2 benefits, through promoting greater use of construction consolidation and the use of the river for construction projects on or near the Thames.


Tilbury's London Container Terminal has seen the first of its two Panamax ship-to-shore cranes fully operational, handling cargo from Samskip vessel, Henrike Schepers.

With a clearance of 17 metres between the legs, the cranes can handle 45-foot containers that weigh anything up to 57 tonnes. They also boast numerous state-of-the-art technology features, including the latest overload and weighing systems.

The cranes have been installed as part a £20 million investment by Forth Ports at the London Container Terminal – topped up with funds from the Motorway of the


Sea grant, awarded to the Port of Tilbury and Port of Bilbao by the EU in 2012.


SITA UK, and Port of Tilbury owners, Forth Ports, have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Thames port.

As part of this agreement, SITA will deliver a new alternative fuels waste material processing facility at the port, which will process both solid recovered fuel and refuse derived fuel. The facility is part of a


multi-million pound investment which will complement the Nordic Recycling-operated materials recovery facility at the port that Forth is selling to SITA.

Located at a major logistics interchange, the Port of Tilbury and London Container Terminal provide SITA UK with a unique opportunity to transport alternative fuels and secondary raw materials, both domestically and internationally, by road, rail and sea.


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