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March 2020
Materials & Processing Ferro/Non-Ferro Metals, Alloys & Other Commodities

T W Logistics is a leading independent operator in the UK for the handling, toll processing and distribution of industrial metals, minerals and ferro alloys.We also handle other commodities such as Aggregates, Bentonite, Chromite Sand, Fertiliser, Furnace Bottom Ash, Grain, Granite, Plastic, Solar Panels, Timber/Plywood, Wood Pellets and Zircon. Our new website offers a complete breakdown of each material type and the processes we offer.

Materials & Processing Ferro/Non-Ferro Metals, Alloys & Other Commodities

The work is undertaken by our own experienced and professional personnel to ensure high standards of work are always achieved and maintained. We continue to invest in new plant to develop our scope of services in order to expand into new products and markets. We are always enthusiastic to progress your ideas, overcome challenges and respond to your requirements.

February 2020
New Website Launched

We have recently launched our new website offering a wider range of our services and materials handling solutions. TWL has been at the forefront of materials handling and processing as a leading provider in the UK. Our port operations strategically complement all of our materials handling activities with four locations across the UK.The website is specifically designed for all device formats offering a new section of material types that we process.

New Website Launched

Established over 50 years ago, TWL specialises in the handling and processing of industrial raw materials and feedstock for national and international commodity traders and manufacturers. Whilst historically focusing on ferro alloys in the North and agri-products in the South of the UK, the company has expanded and diversified in response to market needs and today handles a wide range of bulk and packed products, offering a full range of cargo handling, logistics and toll processing services.

January 2020
New Port Of Mistley 2020 Tide Tables Available

The tide tables for daily high and low tides for the Port Of Mistley are now in place for the full year 2019. BST commences at 01:00 on Sunday, 31 March and BST ends at 02:00 on Sunday, 27 October. Please note that the approach channel depth may vary due to periodic siltation. Prior to chartering for these berths, please check with the Port or with the Harwich Haven Authority. Please click the image to access the information.

New Port Of Mistley 2020 Tide Tables Available

November 2019
Contract Bagging & Packing In The Spotlight

TWL operates various packing lines and bagging stations across its facilities. Contract bagging and packing of Zircon Flour at TWL. Whether the goods originate in the UK (for export or for use in the domestic market), or are imported through one of the UK's conventional or container ports, T W Logistics can provide a conveniently located packing facility, reducing expensive double handling costs.

Contract Bagging & Packing In The Spotlight

All our sites offer extensive covered and open storage to accommodate both the raw materials and the finished packed products prior to onward distribution. Examples of TWL packing lines:

  • IBC polypropylene bags (spout and open necked bags, lined and unlined) - 500kg, 1,000kg - 3,000kg
  • Plastic sacks (heat sealed, stitched and valve sacks) - 5kg - 25kg
  • Paper sacks (stitched and valve) - 5kg - 25kg
  • Drums - 10kg - 750kg

October 2019
Port Of Mistley Seeing Increased Volumes

A large brick shipment completed for the Port of Mistley this week with more to be processed and completed however no time for a breather, there is a brick shipment waiting to start discharging! The port is a NAABSA facility but regularly accepts 3,800 dwt vessels, as well as smaller vessels trading coast wise and across the North Sea. With a passage time from main North Europe ports to Mistley of 14 hours, Mistley makes the ideal location to transport goods competitively and efficiently.

Port Of Mistley Seeing Increased Volumes

The Port of Mistley offers ship owners and clients a competitive, efficient and cost effective alternative for UK imports and exports. Mistley Port is a NAABSA port. Full Tide tables can be found on our shipping information page. Please visit our port plan page for access access and quay facilities locations.

September 2019
Ferro Alloy Bulk Handling In The Spotlight

Ferro Alloys remain as our core business and we continue to be one of the leading independent operators in the UK for the handling and processing of bulk & packed Ferro Alloys. Historically, shipments would arrive at the UK deep sea ports such as Immingham & Hull, and were collected by truck or transhipped over-side into barges operated by T W Logistics for delivery directly into our riverside warehouses.

Ferro Alloy Bulk Handling In The Spotlight

Our Northern sites at Scunthorpe & Gainsborough are ideally located for goods arriving by ship, truck or containers (delivered through local rail heads or collected from the ports). Our warehouse locations are very convenient for the main UK Ferro alloy users in the Yorkshire, Humberside, North East and Midlands.

July 2019
Image Gallery Posted Online At Facebook

We have recently published an online gallery on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/twlogisticsuk covering our Port of Mistley operation locate in the Tendring district of Essex. Situated on the south bank of the River Stour, 10 miles from Harwich and Felixstowe, Mistley provides the ideal location for short sea and transhipment cargoes, with excellent links to Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavia as well as to London, the Midlands and the North. The port handles a diverse range of cargoes including bulk products (grain, fertiliser and agri- products, aggregates, industrial minerals, and recyclables), forest products, granite, steel products, metals, and various bagged, palletised and unitised cargoes.

Image Gallery Posted Online At Facebook

TWL owns and operates the port of Mistley, offering ship-owners and clients a competitive and efficient solution for the import and export of goods. Situated on the south bank of the River Stour, 10 miles inland from Harwich, Mistley provides the ideal location for short sea, coastal and transhipment cargoes, with excellent links to Northern Europe, the Baltic, Scandinavia and the main UK hubs.

June 2018
Scunthorpe Off Dock Storage & Warehousing Facilities Expanded

With four locations across the UK we are confident that TW Logistics Bulk can provide a complete solution for your Cargoes, Ferro Alloys, Bagged & Palletised, Materials Processing, Added Value Services, Cargo Handling, Logistics and Off Dock Storage & Warehousing. Our northern off dock, storage and warehousing The facilities are conveniently located close to the main UK motorway network, with links to the M180, M18, M62, and M1 and A1.

Scunthorpe Off Dock Storage & Warehousing Facilities Expanded

Vessel discharge, loading and handling operations are undertaken via dedicated approved berths on the River Trent and Humber. TWL handles a wide range of commodities, including ferro alloys, industrial minerals, refractory materials, and general bagged and palletised cargoes. 13,000m² of covered warehousing and open storage facilities (both adjacent and in close proximity to the port), bulk processing and packing facilities, customs approved warehousing, transport fleet, container devanning, container loading, full stock control and documentation ISO 9001 accredited, excellent main UK motorway links, bagged and palletised cargoes and refractory materials all handled.

May 2018
Essex Warehousing & Port Logistics The Perfect Combination

T W Logistics operates the Wrabness storage and distribution centre, as well as offering transit warehousing at the Port of Mistley. In total between the two sites there is 17,000m² of secure, alarmed warehousing. The facilities specialise in the handling, storage and distribution of goods to and from road vehicle, particularly containerised and RORO traffic with short term, long term & strategic stocks, and dedicated warehouses available.

Essex Warehousing & Port Logistics The Perfect Combination

The warehouses are conveniently located close to the outward routes from main feeder ports of Felixstowe and Harwich, offering competitive rates for handling, storage and onward distribution. Wrabness storage facility is conveniently located close to the main UK container ports of Felixstowe, Tilbury, London Gateway & the RORO port of Harwich, with good road links to the A12 & the A14 serving London, the Southeast, the Midlands and East Anglia. The facility specialises in the handling, storage and distribution of goods arriving by road particularly containerised and RORO traffic and has developed a reputation for providing a timely, efficient and cost effective solution to off-set some of the higher costs associated with handling traffic of this type. Wrabness handles a diverse range of cargoes including fertilisers, dry bulks, packed, crated and palletised goods.

April 2018
Four Locations Perfect For UK Warehousing & Logistics

Operating through four sites in the UK, We aim to make the logistical movement of goods as simple and smooth as possible. All our facilities offer storage, handling, distribution and a range of ancillary support services for bulk and packed goods. In addition to our own fleet of bulk tipper and curtain side vehicles, we work with an excellent network of subcontract hauliers and pallet lines to supplement our own activities. This enables TWL to ensure that your goods are despatched and delivered as and when needed.

TWL haulage operates to all areas of the UK and we also arrange continental deliveries on behalf of our European and Global clients.

Four Locations Perfect For UK Warehousing & Logistics

Storage Capabilities Include: long term, transit and dedicated storage for bulk and packed goods, secure covered warehousing, open storage, stock management and documentation services, COMAH, FIAS and TASCC approved warehouses, customs approved warehouses and ISO 9001 accreditations, extensive range of specialist processing available, container devanning and loading facilities, bagging and packing, cargo remediation, material handling including bulk, bags, rip and tip and tanker loading.

March 2018
Port Links For Short Sea & Coastal Shipping Opportunities

The Port Of Mistley has a long standing history and expertise in growing and developing such traffic flows through its own port at Mistley in Essex. Short sea shipping is the movement of cargo by sea between European ports; Due to the strategic East coast locations, the port of Mistley is particularly suited for traffic from Northern Europe, with rapid sea freight times from port to port.

Port Links For Short Sea & Coastal Shipping Opportunities

The Port at Mistley can easily accommodate the size of vessels regularly trading such short sea routes including the extensive inland waterways network of Europe, and so can provide a rapid transfer of larger volumes of cargo on a ‘door to door’ basis. The port is well placed to take advantage of the particularly short sea crossing from North & continental Europe to the UK.

February 2018
Material Handling, Conversion & Toll Processing Download Available

TWL provides a comprehensive range of toll processing services for industrial minerals, refractory products, metals and ferro-alloys. Located close to the UK east coast Humber ports we can offer complete logistics services from point of arrival to delivered end destinations. Please click the image to download the PDF.

Material Handling, Conversion & Toll Processing Download Available

Facilities include 30,000 square metres of undercover warehousing for bulk and packed goods complemented by 8 hectares of open storage. Toll processing services include materials crushing, screening, drying, milling and fine grinding. Materials processed include Ferro alloys for foundries - iron and steel manufacturers, Chromite sand, Pig iron, Silicon metal and other metals and ores Titanium, Zircon sand and other minerals for ceramic and refractory applications, Waste materials and recyclables, Agricultural products (fertilisers and grains), Abrasives, aggregates, ash, grits and slags.

January 2018
New Port Of Mistley 2018 Tide Tables Available

The tide tables for daily high and ow tides for the Port Of Mistley are now in place for the full year 2018. BST commences 25/03/2018 BST ends 28/10/2018. Please note that the approach channel depth may vary due to periodic siltation. Prior to chartering for these berths, please check with the Port or with the Harwich Haven Authority. Please click the image to access the information.

New Port Of Mistley 2018 Tide Tables Available

The Port of Mistley has a set range of tide table information which is now available online through our website. Tide Table information can be accessed via the top menu bar under the "Ports" navigation section. Situated on the south bank of the River Stour, 10 miles from Harwich and Felixstowe, Mistley provides the ideal location for short sea and transhipment cargoes, with excellent links to Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavia as well as to London, the Midlands and the North.

The port handles a diverse range of cargoes including bulk products (grain, fertiliser and agri-products, aggregates, industrial minerals, and recyclables), forest products, granite, steel products, metals, and various bagged, palletised and unitised cargoes.

October 2017
Coastal Shipping & Short Sea Shipping Services Expanded

Our independently owned Port of Mistley has seen a number of investments over the years offering ship owners and customers a competitive, efficient and cost effective alternative for UK imports and exports. Cargo handling services include stevedoring & cargo handling, storage in quayside transit sheds, off dock storage & open storage, 3 x 500 tonne grain silos, container devanning and loading, 2 calibrated weighbridges, UK haulage access to all main routes, ancillary services included palletising, packing & remediation, powder tanker loading, rip & tip and full stock control and documentation.

Coastal Shipping & Short Sea Shipping Services Expanded

Pilotage is compulsory unless PEC held, The Port of Mistley also offers 500m of quays available, 4 main operating berths, lay by berths available, berthing & mooring supplied by the port stevedoring, services for fresh water & waste disposal. Other services available locally include, ships agency customers clearance, cargo surveys & draft surveys sampling & testing.

September 2017
Off Dock Storage & Warehousing Facilities Expanded

The Port of Mistley provides significant off dock storage and warehousing facilities. Wrabness storage facility is conveniently located close to the container ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. Our facilities have good road links to the A12, serving London and the South East, and the A14 linking to the Midlands and the North. The facility specialises in the handling, storage and distribution of goods particularly containerised and RORO traffic. Wrabness provides a timely, efficient and cost effective solution for our customers. Wrabness handles a diverse range of cargoes including white goods, electrical items, packaged, palletised and bagged and bulk cargoes.

Off Dock Storage & Warehousing Facilities Expanded

If the cargo or service you are considering is not listed, please contact us for assistance as we are always pleased to help. The warehousing and storage facility in Essex offers 12,000 m² of covered warehousing, bulk processing, packing, palletising and storage, UK distribution, container devanning and filling, customs approved warehousing, screening, stock control and all documentation being ISO9001 accredited and COMAH (lower tier) approved.

August 2017
TWL Accreditations Now Available On Our Website

TWL is accredited and registered with a number of organisations and we have created a centralised area on our TWL website and also our dedicated Port of Mistley website. The accreditations page can be found in a new area on both websites called Accreditations. We are accredited and registered with ISO 9001 Quality Management System, Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops, UKWA United Kingdom Warehousing Association, RHA Road Haulage Association and the FIAS Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme.

ISO 9001 - Quality Management System

Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

UKWA - United Kingdom Warehousing Association

RHA - Road Haulage Association

BIFA - British International Freight Association

FIAS - Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

We think the new visual presents a single graphical representation of our business model and the market sectors we operate in. T W Logistics is a leading independent operator in the UK for the handling, toll processing and distribution of industrial metals, minerals and ferro alloys. Operating through four sites in the UK, we aim to make the logistical movement of goods as simple and smooth as possible.

For more information on packing and bagging, please contact us at 01427 614551.

April 2017
New Infographic For T W Logistics

As part of our expanding marketing of T W Logistics we have created an infographic presenting the complete ports, processing and logistics solution provided by our company. This visual presents our complete range of services including crushing, screening, milling, packing and delivery.

New Infographic For T W Logistics

We think the new visual presents a single graphical representation of our business model and the market sectors we operate in. T W Logistics is a leading independent operator in the UK for the handling, toll processing and distribution of industrial metals, minerals and ferro alloys. Operating through four sites in the UK, we aim to make the logistical movement of goods as simple and smooth as possible.

For more information on packing and bagging, please contact us at 01427 614551.

March 2017
PDF Downloads Section Created

The primary areas of or activities have been summarised in easy to download PDF documents. Each document allows for a mini presentation focused on the Company, our Humber and Trent port operations, our Essex port operations, our Essex warehouse operations and also our significant expertise and facilities for materials processing and conversion.

New Infographic For T W Logistics

We would request that you download the PDF’s and retain them as useful documents allowing for mini presentations of the products and services we offer. We also have the latest tide tables for our Mistley Quay facility. For sales and general enquiries call 01427 614551.

Jan 2017
New Powder Packer for Gainsborough

TWL have just invested in a new air packer to complement their existing packing and bagging lines at their Gainsborough site.

The benefit of the new packer is that we can now pack powders and finer grades of materials into small bags 10 kgs – 25 kgs.

New Powder Packer for Gainsborough

Andy Bishop TWL’s Northern Operations Manager commented that this new air packer allows us to expand the range of products that we can now pack, as previously we were limited to more granular and coarser commodities. It is also quick to clean down between products, which is important so as to avoid cross contamination between products.

This additional equipment, together with our existing bagging lines, enables us to pack most products here at Gainsborough (except food grades) into bulk bags, small bags or drums ranging from 2000 kgs to 10 kgs.

For more information on packing and bagging, please contact us at 01427 614551.


ISO 9001 - Quality Management System
Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops
UKWA - United Kingdom Warehousing Association
RHA - Road Haulage Association
BIFA - British International Freight Association
FIAS - Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

TW Logistics Limited | The Old Shipyard | Gainsborough | DN21 1NQ | United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1427 614 551
enquiries@twlogistics.co.uk