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P&O Ferries Update - Vehicle Booking System in Forth Ports Tilbury2 Terminal

We have been successfully operating a Vehicle Booking System in Forth Ports Tilbury2 terminal since June 2020. There are a number of benefits to both you and your haulier in using this system:

  • no delays on driver arrival and Automatic Number Plate Recognition allows your haulier directly onto the terminal
  • it eliminates any driver delay in delivering your unit to final destination by avoiding parking up and being processed at the Driver Window
  • by using VBS it gives information relating to the status of your unit – available to collect, Customs Cleared or unit on hold. We do expect many import units will be put on hold after 1st July 2022
  • eliminates any wasted journey to the Terminal and negates your haulier asking for any cost associated with a wasted journey
  • in advance PIN validation for release

Please click on the following links for further details:

Introduction to VBS
VBS Overview
VBS Booking Options
VBS Key Features

We also wanted to advise you that there will be periods where the Driver Window will be closed to drivers, except for self-drive check in and hazardous goods queries and assistance.

We would be grateful if you can encourage all your hauliers to sign up to VBS as in turn both the driver and yourselves will benefit.

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10 March 2022

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