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 London Gateway port commercial manager, Tabare Dominguez, said: “We are pleased to announce the start of the West Africa service at DP World London Gateway operated by MOL and Hapag Lloyd starting in July.
“The decision to bring the service to DP World London Gateway by existing customers Hapag Lloyd and MOL, demonstrates confidence in DP World London Gateway’s ability to deliver a reliable efficient service and their desire to grow their business at the port.”
The West Africa service will make calls in Antwerp, Hamburg, DP World London Gateway, Algeciras, Dakar, Lagos / Apapa, Tema, Abidjan, Algeciras and Antwerp.
DP World London Gateway opened in November 2014, with the South Africa Europe Service operated by MOL, Maersk, Safmarine and DAL.
In addition, DP World London Gateway now has a South America East Coast and West Coast service operated by Hamburg Sud, Hapag Lloyd and CMA CGM, an India Pakistan service operated by Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd, a North America East Coast and West Coast service operated by the G6 Alliance (APL, HMM, MOL, Hapag Lloyd, NYK, & OOCL) and a ICX service with calls to Dublin and Rotterdam operated by Xpress Feeders.
In addition to the growth of port services, London Gateway Logistics Park is under development with Buckingham Group about to break ground on the Common User Facility site. Prologis, the world’s largest developer of industrial property, also recently announced the development of a 316,000 sq ft distribution centre at London Gateway Logistics Park on a speculative basis.