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  • 2017 May 7 11:16

    Tilbury secures UK’s first AEO accreditation for a multipurpose port

    The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has this week been awarded an internationally recognised quality mark – the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) - issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

    The Port of Tilbury is the first multipurpose port in the UK to receive full AEO status for security and customs simplification processes. The accreditation follows a full site audit at the port by the HMRC which thoroughly reviewed the port’s operational processes, IT, security, storage, procurement and HR procedures.

    The AEO accreditation recognises that the customs controls and procedures at the port are efficient and compliant and most importantly, secure.

    About The Port of Tilbury

    The Port of Tilbury is London's major port, providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of the South East of England and beyond. The Port of Tilbury is a dynamic and diverse port, handling 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.

    Tilbury's strategic location makes it a natural point for distribution, with 18 million people living within 75 miles. Serving the UK's market, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the UK’s capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work.

    The port is a diverse multi-modal hub, covering around 1,100 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the port, with access to the whole of the UK rail network, and dedicated barge facilities.




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