Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Another MSC Container Service Now Calls at DP London Gateway Deep Water Port

Reconfigured Route Offers Fast Link between North Europe and West Africa
Shipping News Feature
UK – AFRICA – Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) West Africa Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway, the Thames side deep water container port. The MSC Sabrina was the first vessel to call at the UK's newest port on the reconfigured service on June 27. The West Africa Service provides a fast link for shippers between the UK & Northern Europe and Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, with transit times of under 22 days to ports-of-call in those countries, including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema. James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said:

“We’re delighted that MSC has chosen DP World London Gateway as the port-of-choice for the West Africa Service’s UK call, opening up a new trade-route out of our state-of-the-art logistics facility. Shippers using this MSC service to export to West Africa can be assured of the very best in port service, with access to our ‘Where’s My Container’ application, class-leading resilience and reliability and use of the very best port technology, all of which ensure we’re well placed to offer greater speed, visibility and improved supply chain certainty.”

DP World London Gateway Port now has 15 weekly services calling into the terminal, with direct, deep-sea access available to and from more of the world’s locations than any other UK container port. Michael Collins, UK Commercial Director at MSC, said:

“This move follows the reconfiguration of our West African services and we have decided, as we aim to continue to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, that our UK call to West Africa will now load from DP World London Gateway. This will enable us to offer market-leading, direct transits and enhance our nationwide coverage whilst improving our London and South-East services.”