A PORTS firm has launched a tracking system.

Forth Ports Limited, owners of Port of Tilbury has created the system for the site as well as its Grangemouth port in Scotland.

The system gives customers the ability to get real-time status' of their containers.

Customers can locate up to 50 containers with status options ranging from exit by vessel; exit by truck; in yard; and exit by rail.

Stuart Wallace, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Ports said: “Our business is continually working hard to ensure that our customers receive an efficient service across our ports.

"Streamlining of logistics processes and improved access to information are important aspects for customers importing, exporting or distributing their goods and we have invested in this new container tracking system to support this."