Location scouting – Ports
Tilbury: located in the south of the county, is the UK’s number one port for the importation of forest products, the third largest UK container port and the UK’s largest grain terminal. It employs 650 direct jobs, supporting a further 2,000 jobs in port‐related businesses
London Gateway: Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
Brighlingsea: Historial links with shipbuilding on the Essex coast from Tudor times
Harwich: Harwich International Port, lying on the south bank of the River Stour, is the UK’s third largest cruise port and handles over 3.7 million tonnes of freight per year.