The former Shell Oil terminal in the lower reaches of the Thames Estuary is to be redeveloped as a deep water port. Its close proximity to London and the motorway network makes this a good site for a substantial container terminal. P& O ports worked with Jacobs Shipping to include a roll-on, roll-off freight terminal.
Beckett Rankine prepared a masterplan for the roll-on, roll-off terminal as the first part of the development. This included outline design of ferry berths with pontoon and linkspan bridges to accommodate the six metre tidal range, together with shoreside facilities.