Just nine years after the logistics hub in the capital of the United Kingdom opened for business, DP World London Gateway has handled its 10 millionth container. Last year, London Gateway transported 1.8 million TEU, an increase of almost 650% compared with its first full year of operation in 2014.
Ernst Schulze, UK chief executive of DP World: “After the disruption of recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are looking for capacity, reliability and growth opportunities. We are providing it, enabling customers to move goods smoothly and efficiently in and out of the UK and across their supply chains.”
Schulze added: “Within a decade, London Gateway is likely to be handling up to 30% of the country's containerised trade. Its port-centric logistics park will be one of the largest in Europe, employing 12,000 people and underpinned by investment in a second rail terminal and a new fourth berth.”