LOCATION

Tilbury

LON

4th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£6.7B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

12th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£2B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.50-2.75 per pallet

The Port of Tilbury handles the full range of cargoes with specialist expertise in the handling of paper and forest products, containers & Ro Ro, grain and bulk commodities and construction and building materials. The port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work.

There is over 500,000 square metres of warehouse space around the port, mainly managed by major logistics companies. Unsurprisingly for a location with about 18 million people living within 75 miles, and at the intersection of the Thames and the M25, the strategic location means a lot of the big names have sites there offering shunt and destuffing for containers, short and long term warehousing, fulfilment and transport and distribution services.

There is a small amount of secure outdoor space available as well and Stowga have placed clients who import stone in some of these sites. It offers incredibly good value for money if you can find it.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils more info £970M
2 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques more info £820M
3 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info £680M
4 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £410M
5 Alcoholic beverages more info £360M
6 Veneers, plywood, particle board, and other wood, worked, n.e.s. more info £190M
7 Sugars, molasses and honey more info £160M
8 Coffee and coffee substitutes more info £110M
9 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £110M
10 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £95M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £450M
2 Printed matter more info £110M
3 Rotating electric plant and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £61M
4 Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (excluding soaps) more info £52M
5 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info £44M
6 Mechanical handling equipment and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £38M
7 Miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s. more info £38M
8 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £35M
9 Wheat (including spelt) and meslin, unmilled more info £33M
10 Pumps (other than pumps for liquids), air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters; centrifuges; filtering or purifying apparatus; parts thereof more info £32M