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Recognising that providing port-centric solutions has become a key feature of logistics in recent years, as retailers and distributors base themselves within ports to avoid double handling and unnecessary road miles, Forth Ports has appointed Debbie Bartlett as development director for the Port of Tilbury.

Bartlett appointed Tilbury development director

With a wealth of international supply chain and port expertise, in her new role she will have specific responsibility for assisting companies wishing to relocate their operations and develop more innovative supply chain solutions once based at the port.

Following the acquisition of the former Tilbury Container Services (TCS) deep-sea container facility last year and its amalgamation with Forth’s own short-sea container operations at Tilbury, Bartlett was seconded to the newly formed London Container Terminal for one year.

“We have developed an extensive customer base over the years, with several clients being in the port for between 20 to 40 years, and I like to think that we are now taking port-centric to the next phase,” said Bartlett.

“The port is serious about expanding its facilities and its role in this important area of logistics. It’s a question of understanding the end-to-end supply chain and what value-added service the port can offer to help its customers differentiate themselves from the competition, save on costs and demonstrate good environmental awareness. We can help them do that through our port-centric approach,” she added.

Forth Ports recently announced a joint venture with property specialists, Roxhill, on the development of the London Distribution Park, which offers 900,000 square feet of warehousing facilities.