DP World is investing £12 million in two new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes at London Gateway. The investment in the cranes, which are used for the quick, safe and automated handling of containers and will be operation-al in time for the new berth's opening, will increase the rail capacity at London Gateway by 50%.
DP World — which operates ports, terminals and logistics businesses on six continents — runs the UK's most advanced logistics hubs at London Gateway and Southampton: two deep water ports with access to freight rail terminals, and a rapidly expanding logistics park on the doorstep of the capital. Between them they moved a record volume of cargo in the first half of last year, with a combined total of 1.93m TEU.
DP World has now also started construction at London Gateway's new £350 million fourth berth, which will lift capacity by a third when it opens in 2024. The construction project is supporting 1,000 jobs and the port-centric logistics park will employ a further 12,000 people when it is completed in four years' time.
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