WHAT IS A CMAT?
A CMAT is a construction materials and aggregates terminal. The proposed terminal will feature a variety of raw (unprocessed) materials to be used in construction they will be brought to the Tilbury2 site by ship and stored. Production facilities will then be provided to make cement, asphalt and concrete products and the terminal will include a concrete silo on the riverside. Materials would then leave the site by rail, barge and road.
WHAT IS THE RORO TERMINAL?
The RoRo terminal will operate freight ferries to Europe, transporting largely trailers and containers. These will be taken aboard and removed by “tractors”. No cranes are proposed on the jetty. On land, containers could be stored in stacks, possibly up to six high.
The RoRo terminal area will also accommodate a single storey rail served warehouse on a site area of approximately 3ha. This will replace the existing “Maritime” terminal warehouse at the existing Port and will be used for multi-modal transhipment of steel.
WORKS IN THE RIVER
There is an existing deep water jetty on the river frontage in the Thames. PoTLL propose to extend this both up and downstream allowing one berth for aggregate ships and two berths for RoRo ships.