THE Lord Mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf, welcomed the foreign direct investment by Dubai’s DP World into London Gateway, while visiting the recently opened deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. During her visit, the Lord Mayor, climbed one of the world’s largest quay cranes to have an elevated view of the massive three square mile site, where work is underway for a Common User Facility and other proposed distribution centres.
DP WORLD London Gateway has become the first port in the UK to lift four containers at one time on its quay cranes, which doubles the amount of containers it can lift in one go. The spreader is capable of handling four twenty foot containers or two forty foot containers at a time, this doubles the quay crane’s capacity for moving containers, which will increase efficiency and productivity for UK shippers.
TWO developments linked to ports in the Thames Estuary in the past weeks as regular sailings from Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) for Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) increased, whilst the new deep water container port at London Gateway saw its first feeder service shipping for Teesport with transhipment cargo heading north to what port managers, PD Ports claim is Europe’s best connected feeder port reports handyshippingguide.com
THE ARRIVAL has attracted media attention from around the globe but bosses have warned against any hopes of “overnight success”.
Group CEO, Mohammed Sharaf told Radio 4 that making a profit will “be a challenge..” He said: “This is a long term project and in many ways a transformational project. For may it will be a change in thinking.”
THE ‘DP World London Gateway’ locomotive is set to become a familiar sight on services operated by DB Schenker Rail UK who have reaffirmed their commitment to running trains to and from the port by announcing regular services to Trafford Park and Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal from day one of operations.
THE Zim Rotterdam called in at DP World London Gateway port on Friday evening to undergo required maintenance. The 10,000 TEU ship will be the largest ever cargo vessel to enter the Thames and was expected alongside London Gateway at 19.00 hours.
A UNIQUE and highly flexible state-of-the-art datacentre architecture has won DP World London Gateway’s Information Technology Team a top award for innovation. London Gateway was named winner of the NetApp Visionary Leadership Innovation Award for 2013 for a data storage and management solution, which provides flexibility, reliability and predictability, as well as cost-effectiveness and a reduced carbon footprint, for the UK’s new deepwater container port and logistics park.
THE under-construction London Gateway container terminal has secured its first liner customer in the shape of the Southern Africa Express Container Service (SAECS) reports the loadstar.co.uk. The service, operated by a consortium comprising MOL, Deutsche Afrika-Linien (DAL) and Maersk, along with its subsidiary Safmarine, currently makes its UK call at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal.
BORIS Johnson, was welcomed to DP World London Gateway by Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah and London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, as new figures show that the development will deliver 27,700 jobs in London and the wider South East region as well as contribute £2.4 billion to its annual GDP. Today’s visit comes just […]
DP WORLD London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park, are to hold a trio of exclusive presentation events in the U.S.A in mid-June to promote its super-port, which opens in the autumn. Designed and built to reduce supply chain costs, the London Gateway port will facilitate new routing opportunities between the USA and UK and is integrated with Europe’s largest logistics park at 9.25 million sq ft.
THE PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Great Britain at DP World London Gateway on Monday morning. The prime minister used the event, which saw Marks and Spencers become the first company to use the logistics park as its base, to outline his vision for the country, both home and abroad.
COMMUNITIES minister Brandon Lewis praised the apprenticeships scheme launched by DP World London Gateway and South Essex College as he visited the site on Monday morning. Showing a head for heights, Mr Lewis joined by local mp, Stephen Metcalfe, principal of South Essex College, Angela O’Donoghue and chief executive of DP World London Gateway, Simon Moore as they ascended the 200 metre cranes at the port.
MARKS & Spencer is in talks to take a 1m sq ft warehouse at DP world’s London Gateway port development. The move is expected to satisfy the high street retailer’s long-standing requirement for a new south-east depot.
Gable Hall students visit London Gateway London Gateway, Thurrock, 16th May 2013: Forty-five pupils from Gable Hall School, along with their teachers, recently visited the London Gateway to learn about future career opportunities. The GCSE students were given a presentation explaining the project by Helen Woolford, a graduate of the school, who now works in […]
THE Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (April 16) visited Jebel Ali Port and was welcomed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, who explained to the Mayor how DP World’s massive London Gateway port and logistics park project, modelled on Jebel Ali, will bring savings to UK supply chains. During their meeting and tour of the port, Mr Johnson was briefed on the technology-driven operational efficiencies that have placed Jebel Ali among the top ten container ports globally and the world-class infrastructure that DP World is putting in place at London Gateway, which is on target to open for business in the fourth quarter of 2013.
To ensure commuters are safe, during major work on the bridge structure, the A13 will be diverted, taking traffic up the junction’s slip roads and back down onto the A13. The majority of this work will take place between Friday 12 April and 6 May and will see the diversion in place all weekends from 20.00 on Fridays until 5.00 on Mondays and on most weeknights from 20.00 until 5.00.
SOME say he sleeps in the highest, darkest point of the gigantic London Gateway quay cranes, and some say reality exists simply because HE lets it….. All we know is; he’s called The Original Stig! DP World London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park, is delighted to announce the hottest event at Multimodal 2013. They will be bringing The Original Stig to Birmingham for the biggest challenge Multimodal has ever seen.
During his visit, Mr Lewis was able to see for himself the scale of the UK’s new container port and logistics park and watch the 138m-high quay cranes, which arrived at the port last week, being moved into position for commissioning and testing.
IF you were in any doubt as to the scale of the operation at the London Gateway then the arrival of three new giant cranes at the Stanford-le-Hope port. The quay cranes, which are taller than the London Eye and weigh 1,848 tonnes each, measure 138 metres in height – two and a half times the height of Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square.
UNIONS have raised concerns about union rights at DP World in Stanford-le-Hope. Unite believes that the apparent refusal by the port’s owners – Dubai-based DP World to recognise the union will mean a “race to the bottom in terms of employment conditions” which could threaten the future viability of the container ports at Felixstowe and Southampton, as well as at Thamesport.
STEPHEN Hammond MP, commenting on the ‘immense scale’ of the new London Gateway port and Europe’s largest logistics park, said: “It really is quite an astonishing example of how UK plc can bring together the best of the best to plan, design, finance, construct and operate world-leading port infrastructure.”
Speaking at the Logistics Leaders Network Forum, hosted by London Gateway on Thursday, Surtees described the success of Project Sphinx, a collaborative initiative led by Kimberley-Clark, in which seven leading brands (including Heinz, Nestle and Kelloggs) are sharing warehousing and distribution, achieving annual cost savings in six figures for Kimberley-Clark alone.
TOWERING at a height of 138 metres, taller than the London Eye, London Gateway’s colossal quay cranes are on their way to the UK’s new deep-water container port. The first three of the port’s giant quay cranes, manufactured by Shanghai’s Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC), have started their journey from China.