Friday, October 2, 2015

Deep Water Container Port and Logistics Park Gains Another High Profile Freight Customer

DP World's London Gateway Signs Up a Road Haulage Household Name
Shipping News Feature

UK – Cumbrian headquartered road haulage and logistics firm Eddie Stobart, has announced a new container transport base at DP World's London Gateway Port and Logistics Park to provide new and existing customers with competitive container transport solutions from the south of the country. As well as being on the doorstep of London and the South East, London Gateway will allow Eddie Stobart to serve destinations across the UK, using their road and rail solution to provide shipping lines and cargo owners the opportunity to reduce mileage and costs, as well as supporting their overall carbon reduction agendas and increasing supply chain reliability. DP World London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Eddie Stobart Logistics to DP World London Gateway. It’s great to see a leading brand realise their growth plans here at Britain’s newest port and logistics park. We welcome Stobart’s commitment to provide competitive prices for deliveries into the UK market. The team are highly professional and I’m confident Eddie Stobart will provide UK cargo owners and shippers the very best in service and deliver real savings across the industry.”

Stobart says the decision to locate services at London Gateway was taken to ensure that the well-known group was in position to support the growth of its customers and ensure better services are in place for accessing the nation. Alex Laffey, CEO at Eddie Stobart commented:

“We see the potential at DP World London Gateway and the opportunity to offer our customers greater cost efficiencies and environmentally friendly supply chain solutions. As a multimodal transport and warehouse provider, we believe that London Gateway provides a natural strategic fit with the growth plans for our business. We look forward to working in partnership with the DP World team so that we can jointly offer world class transport solutions.”

The port seems to be making the steady progress that its backers intended using the combination of deep water facilities, modern handling equipment and good transport links. The big advantage Gateway has over its competitors is however the fact that it has been designed from the ground up as a fast turnaround container port with the option of using virgin bespoke distribution facilities mere yards from the quays themselves.