Tilbury2: The UK’s newest driverless ferry freight terminal has opened in Essex.
Located at Tilbury, the 500,000 unit, freight-only facility will see goods transported into the UK without truck drivers. The Port of Tilbury was given permission to build new port, Tilbury2 by the government in February 2019.
Tilbury2 will facilitate the trade of food, drink and medicines as well as aggregates and cars to and from mainland Europe.The roll-on roll-off terminal is part of a £250m investment by owner, Forth Ports.
Containers will be moved on by road and a new rail line currently under construction. Operating initially between Zeebrugge and Tilbury, the port said it has the capacity to become the UK’s largest unaccompanied ferry port.
Source: BBC News