London International Cruise Terminal Tilbury goes on with investing heavily in its facilities with GBP 1.5 million (EUR 1.68 million) being spent on refurbishing its old baggage hall.
The roof of the terminal is also being renewed at a cost of GBP 1 million. The 2nd part of the landing stage was finished at the end of last month at a cost of GBP 2.5 million which provides for a quay of 350 mtetres in length and 10 metres depth and hence no restriction on size of cruise ships that can come alongside.
The cruise port is working with the Tilbury on the Thames trust to create simulator training for the community. The training will be granted to ex-military servicemen and others in, such as forklift driving and crane operating. It could be available to cruisers on transit call days.
There were a total of 64 cruise ship calls this year, of which 55 were from Cruise & Maritime Voyages. In 2018, 71 are booked, and 2019 also looks promising.