This sector employs more than 35,000 people in over 2,900 companies in Essex. It covers a number of areas including freight logistics, supply chain management, vehicle manufacturing and retail, passenger transport, transport planning and traffic management.

This industry has seen rapid growth, fueled by the increase of high-speed internet and a rise in popularity towards online shopping.

London Gateway, a deep water port and business park near to Stanford le Hope is the largest inward investment project in the UK. DP World's high tech deep-sea container port opened in 2013 and become home to a high tech logistics business park, creating thousands of new jobs. DP World London Gateway already hosts names like UPS, Lidl, Dixons Carphone and SH Pratt Group. 

Facts & Figures

16,000 Persons employed in Transportation and Storage
21.6% Employed in construction
432% More important than nationally

Thurrock Prospects

Some of the big businesses in this sector include:

Just to name a few. Find all the latest opportunities in logistics below!


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. 


'Logistics' Job Vacancies in Thurrock

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Thurrock Apprenticeships in Transport and Logistics

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'Logistics' Learning Opportunities

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