As previously announced, we were pleased to confirm that the Tilbury ⇄ Calais service will commence on 28th June 2023, with the first departure being Calais – Tilbury 22:30hrs.
The new Tilbury ⇄ Calais service will initially start with one daily crossing in each direction, 6 days a week, operated by the Botnia Seaways with a capacity of 115 trailers per sailing.
In preparation for the launch of the new Tilbury ⇄ Calais, service please see below guidelines to support you with your customs processes.
Port of The Tilbury uses Destin8 Tilbury port code 000093.
Tilbury > Calais customs documentation required: Export UCR from UK & Import MRN into Europe
Calais > Tilbury customs documentation required: Export MRN from Europe & Import GMR
Tilbury ⇄ Calais benefits
- 24/7 Port Access - Tilbury offers a more accessible and congestion free port.
- Favourable Location - North of Dartford crossing, Tilbury has excellent links to London, the M25 and North.
- Unaccompanied Service - Initially this will be an unaccompanied service only, while we work with relevant authorities to support DFDS processing accompanied shipments.
- Services - Tri stacking facilities, container lifting (24 hour service) and Plug-in Service (for a small charge).