DP World extend links to West Africa

DP World extend links to West Africa

MSC’s West Africa Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway. MSC Sabrina was the first vessel to call at the UK’s most integrated logistics facility on the reconfigured service, on Tuesday, June, 27th. The West Africa Service provides a fast link for shippers between the UK & Northern Europe and Senegal, Ivory Coast […]

DP World to connect to Africa

DP WORLD London Gateway is connecting the UK with West Africa as a new service operated by Hapag-Lloyd (WAX) and MOL (ARN) starts with the Frisia Luebeck, due to call at the port on the 22nd of July. The West Africa service supports the import of goods like canned fish, timber, bananas, vegetables and other foodstuffs and the export of chemicals, white goods, malt, fish and meat from the UK.

DP World is “Ace” says Wimbledon MP

The UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Wimbledon MP, Rt. Hon. Stephen Hammond MP has paid a visit to DP World London Gateway to congratulate the team on their success. During Mr Hammond’s last visit in January 2013, the port had only just started to install the first of its yard cranes. Since […]

Kevin Keegan joins up with DP World

ONE of England’s finest footballers who played, captained and managed his country will be joining DP World London Gateway this year as their guest at the seventh Multimodal freight and logistics exhibition in Birmingham from 29 April – 1 May. Kevin Keegan will be the special guest at DP World London Gateway’s VIP dinner at […]

Lord Mayor hails investment at DP World

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.

Another first for London Gateway

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 important developments for shipping at Port of Tilbury and DP World

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

London Gateway super-port opens for business

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.”

Locomotive named after DP World London Gateway

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.

Zim drops in on London Gateway

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.

NetApp nets DP World innovation award

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.

South African service signs up to London Gateway

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.

DP World: First we take Manhattan!

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.