A new port which is set to create 25,000 jobs in south Essex will be officially opened in just a matter of weeks.
Thames Freeport will formally open for business this month, marked by the launch of a new film which brings to life the benefits of locating in the new economic zone at the heart of Europe’s biggest consumer market.
The joint bid by DP World and Forth Ports Limited in partnership with Ford UK and Thames Enterprise Park will see a Thames Freeport, with Thurrock at its heart, attract billions in private sector investment over the next 25 years.
Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive at the Port of London Authority, said: “Through the Port of London Authority, the tidal Thames connects all freeport sites to the consumer markets of London and the South East, creating the infrastructure for an innovative and green trading corridor. We are determined to play a leading role in the journey to net zero.”
Thames Freeport’s formal commercial launch will take place at an event at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Weds 15th September, the same day the National Maritime SME Working Group meets at Woods Quay next to the Savoy during DSEI & London International Shipping Week 2021
The Thames Freeport partners are progressing the business case with the Government, with a view to receiving formal accreditation this year.