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.
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.
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.