Kimberly-Clark imports wood pulp for its own use and for third parties through the Northfleet Terminal near Gravesend.

The pulp is processed into paper products at Kimberly-Clark’s adjacent Northfleet Mill manufacturing plant. Enquiries for third party handling are welcome, although capacity is currently limited. The terminal also provides short-term layby facilities for third party vessels.

PLA Forest Products

Kimberly Clark Ltd
Northfleet Terminal

Crete Hall Road, Northfleet,
Kent DA11 9AD
Tel: Admin desk (01474) 336304 or
Supervisor (01474) 336314
Fax: (01474) 336303

Greg Marshman, Wharf Supervisor
Tel: (01474) 336314

Operations Desk
Tel: (01474) 336304
Map reference 48

1 Deep Water Jetty.
1 Barge Bay.

187.45 metres.
Maximum length of ship that can be moored 183 metres.

Depth of Water
15.66 metres MHWS
(9.3 metres at Chart Datum).

Cargo Accommodation
Open storage area -
9,000 square metres.
800 square metres warehouse.

Close to A2 (Pepper Hill interchange),
20 minutes from Dartford Crossing (M25).

HM Revenue & Customs Sufferance
Approval for Forest Products
(Wood pulp and Lumber).

Handling, storage and distribution of wood pulp for Kimberly-Clark Limited and Third Party Customers.


Seacon specialises in the carriage and handling of forest products from the near continent, by offering customers a ‘mill to delivered’ service. The company operates 2,000-ton coasters, its own forest products terminal at Tower Wharf, Northfleet, and a dedicated haulage fleet based on site.

Forest products represent about 25% of the cargo throughput at Tower Wharf, where over 20,000 square metres of warehousing is available for these commodities. The terminal is equipped for handling all forest products and enjoys excellent road links to the A2 and M25.

Seacon has specifically developed trade with paper customers by working in close collaboration with other covered terminal operators on the continent.

Seacon Terminals Ltd
Tower Wharf

Tower Wharf, Northfleet,
Kent DA11 9BD
Tel: (01474) 320000
Fax: (01474) 329945

James Roth, Chairman
Tel: (01474) 320000
Fax: (01474) 329945
Russell Lennon, Asset Manager
Tel: (01474) 320000
Fax: (01474) 329945
Map reference 44

2 - (1 covered).

Vessels up to 200 metres.

Depth of Water
17.61 metres MHWS
(11.2 metres at Chart Datum).

3 x 40-tonne gantry cranes operating on covered berth.
2 x 20-tonne harbour mobile crane on main jetty.
Mobile cranes up to 500-tonnes.

Cargo Accommodation
32,700 square metres of covered storage space. 22 acre site.
2,200 square metres temperature controlled warehouse for sensitive products/operations, i.e. unwrapping.

Well located for national distribution being only approximately two miles from the M25 allowing ease of access from the berth to the UK motorway network.

Full range of forklifts and clamps for handling steel products, non-ferrous metals and forest products.
Container ramps for stuffing and unstuffing containers.

HM Revenue & Customs Sufferance
Approved Customs warehouse allowing for the deferment of VAT and Duty on goods in store.

Seacon arranges distribution for all products utilising its fleet of modern units and specialist trailers for the relevant commodities.
In addition, Seacon arranges haulage in collaboration with its national network of sub-contractors to all parts of the UK and Eire with short notice and just in time requirements being a speciality.