UK – CHINA – UAE - Exporter of used paper for recycling, Cycle Link UK has selected DP World’s London Gateway new deep-water container port, which is due to open for multimodal freight late in 2013, in order to improve the company’s sustainability. By using Britain’s new container port, the company hopes to reduce its UK road haulage requirement thus saving carbon emissions. Gary Waters, Shipping Manager for Cycle Link UK, said:
“As a recycling company, our commitment to the environment is embedded in our culture. When we visited London Gateway, we immediately recognised the potential to make our business more sustainable by reducing our road transport needs. We export around a thousand containers every week, so anything we can do to reduce road haulage and its environmental impact is a good thing. We are all about customer care, and recognising the benefits of London Gateway’s location is one example of how we can help our customers to reduce their own environmental impact.”
Cycle Link UK exports to its own paper mills in Shanghai and by using the London Gateway port, hopes to make substantial supply chain efficiencies and improve its throughput of recycled paper to over five million tonnes by 2015, from the current three million tonnes every year. Commenting on what will become Europe’s largest logistics park Cycle Link's Managing Director, Patrick Lee, was keen to offer the company’s recycling services to others who take up a presence in the Essex port saying:
“We will be delighted to offer our services to those customers who establish themselves at the new London Gateway logistics park, as it will only help them too, to become more sustainable. We see significant opportunity to grow our business and we are ahead of the pack.”
Photo: Artists impression of the completed London Gateway due to open for business Q4 2013.