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.