Minister for Thames Gateway impressed with progress at DP World

PENNY Mordaunt MP, Minister for Thames Gateway saw the huge economic benefits that DP World London Gateway is bringing to the country and the region during a visit to key growth projects in South Essex on Thursday 8th January.

The minister chose to visit the UK’s newest container terminal and logistics park which is creating thousands of jobs and making the UK supply chain more reliable and efficient due to its unrivalled location – on the doorstep of London and in the heart of the South East.

The location of DP World London Gateway enables shippers from across the UK to make substantial savings by reducing delivery times, haulage costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Ms Mordaunt and leaders from the Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership (TGSEP) were shown DP World London Gateway’s high-tech facilities in action and given an update on the project by Charles Meaby, Head of Support Services. This included seeing how the first warehouse on the logistics park is taking shape ahead of its planned opening.

Following the visit, Ms Mordaunt said: “I’m delighted to be here to see this monumental development taking shape. Strong economies need world-class infrastructure to thrive and in London Gateway we certainly have a shining example of that.

“It’s a vital part of a long-term economic plan that is creating jobs and delivering a real boost to the UK’s supply chain.”

Mr Meaby said: “We were very pleased to show the Minister the world-class facilities we have here, including our quay cranes which are the tallest in the world, to show her how the project is evolving and how we have integrated into the South Essex community.

“We look forward to Government plans for further improving infrastructure in the Thames Gateway region, such as the widening of the A13.”

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