Tate & Lyle Sugars refinery, London

Solent Stevedores unloads up to 1.2M tonnes of raw cane sugar annually for Tate & Lyle Sugars at their refinery on the River Thames at Silvertown, East London.

Solent Stevedores provides a round-the-clock service, handling approximately 25 vessels each year at the Silvertown refinery, with cargoes ranging in size from 6,500 to 40,000 Tonnes.

Solent Stevedores was the preferred bidder in January 2008 for the contract to unload raw cane sugar at the Tate & Lyle Sugars sugar refinery at Silvertown, London.


Solent Stevedores provides all machinery and staff for safe unloading of all ASR Group / Tate & Lyle Sugars vessels carrying raw cane sugar to their refinery on the River Thames, East London

Silvertown, East London






Vessels are discharged by two NDC Rail mounted Dockside cranes achieving discharge tonnages of up to 500 Tonnes per hour.

Raw cane sugar is discharged direct to Hopper and then onto a conveyor system which feeds cargo directly into the store which is situated 100 metres from the berth.

Alongside the Stevedoring operation, Solent Stevedores also provides staff and machinery to the Raw cane sugar storage facility where the management of the stockpiles and the feeding of cargo into the melting and refining process which then enables the finished product to be ready for human consumption.


For more information about our services at Silvertown, please get in touch.

Dan Smith
Operations Manager

+44 (0)2380 725790
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