The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of 8 ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port group in the UK. Sitting on the north bank of the Thames just 22 nautical miles east of central London, it is perfectly placed to handle cargo for London and the rest of the South East, with easy access to the M25 and 18 million people within 75 miles.

The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it the largest port on the Thames. The varied cargoes are spread across an estate in excess of 1,000 acres and are imported and exported by a variety of short and deep sea vessels. Offering operational support for different cargoes, the port can support ro-ro, container, forest products, grain and bulks as well as cruises and property solutions.

Our Values

Safe, Collaborative, Progressive, Genuine, Dependable



As a leading port operator, we employ over 1,100 people across our ports in Scotland and the Port of Tilbury in London.
The port business can be seen as a barometer for the economy and this drives us to be adaptable and fast paced as we identify new business opportunities.
The backbone of our business is Port Operations, and our Operations Teams handle a range of cargoes, often on a shift system, using powerful, specially-designed plant and equipment.
Excellent back-up is provided by our skilled Engineering Teams. Many of our engineers have been with us since they were apprentices and our early investment in their training has paid dividends. Further support is provided by a range of departments such as Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, and HR.

This extensive infrastructure allows Forth Ports Group to offer rewarding career opportunities across a varied and interesting range of areas at each port.



It’s like nothing else you have driven in your life! Watch our behind-the-scenes video which hears from our straddle carrier drivers about their experiences of driving these 55ft high, 70 tonne machines. There are opportunities for people to join the port in this very unusual driving role. 



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