Fire Crews Still at Tilbury Grain Port
Roofs were ripped off several silos and grain caught fire last Friday at Essex facility
Further fires have followed the damage caused to the Port of Tilbury’s grain operation by an explosion and fire last Friday, July 3, reports FWI.
In the initial incident, the roofs were ripped off several silos and grain caught fire. Several further grain fires occurred two days later, requiring 15 fire crews, with some still at the site on Wednesday.
The port is the largest combined import and export grain terminal in the UK, capable of handling vessels up to 70,000 tonnes.
It has an annual capacity of 2 million tonnes, split evenly between import and export operations.