A port has been working to deliver tonnes of grain along the River Thames.

The Port of Tilbury and firm ADM Erith launched a twice-daily coastal barge operation to deliver thousands of tonnes of oil seed rape from the port’s grain terminal along the River Thames to ADM Erith’s processing facility.

The coastal vessel the Polla Rose takes the cargo from Tilbury twice a day, Monday to Friday with each trip moving 500 tonnes of oil rape seed at a time.

Each trip is managed by HCH Marine and takes seven hours and each day this operation removes 36 truck journeys from busy roads.