Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, announces today a new 5-year agreement with Cefetra, one of the leading supply chain managers in the UK, to handle animal feed imports into the port for the East Anglian area.
The agreement, which commenced on the 1st January 2015, will see the terminal at Tilbury handling thousands of tonnes of animal feed each year. The port will also provide a dedicated 60,000 metric tonne storage facility on the quayside which will ensure the product is well protected and easily accessible for onward road transportation to customers.
Cefetra, who trade over 3 million tonnes in the UK and Ireland, is a major customer of Forth Ports making regular use of the other strategically placed ports in the group including Leith and Rosyth on the east coast of Scotland.
Commenting on the announcement, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports Limited (owners of the Port of Tilbury) said:
“We are delighted to continue our successful relationship with Cefetra through this brand new 5 year agreement. Tilbury is the perfect location for the key agricultural market in the east of England and Cefetra will benefit from the expertise in this cargo handling, our warehouse capabilities and onward logistical connections from the port. ”
Andrew Mackay, Managing Director of Cefetra Ltd said:
“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Forth Ports extending the good relationship we already have with them in Scotland. We feel that Tilbury is an excellent location for us to supply our customers in the South and East of England. The high quality logistical facilities and the commitment from the Port of Tilbury will help us to provide a professional and efficient service to our customer base in the region for the foreseeable future.”