DP World opens London Gateway Logistics Centre
The opening of the Dubai-based terminal operator’s London hub was attended by UK Minister of Transport, Robert Goodwill MP
UAE-headquartered terminal operator, DP World, has officially opened its London Gateway Logistics Centre.
The first phase of the hub, which comprises 16,800m2 of distribution and logistics space and 2,400m2 of office space, has been completed to BREEAM ‘very good’ standard.
The inauguration of the facility was attended by UK Minister of Transport, Robert Goodwill MP, and a selection of DP World’s senior management.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of the firm, commented: “Our new DP World London Gateqay Logistics Centre is the next landmark in this unique development for the UK, and I am delighted to be here today with the Minister of Transport.
“DP World London Gateway is transforming UK supply chains and this new logistics hub has been constructed to the highest quality and environmental standards. It is the perfect example of how the retailers and cargo owners can achieve cost savings by positioning themselves strategically, here, in the right location for trade,” he added.
The facility is to be operated by DP World in conjunction with UK-based logistics firm, Import Services Limited. The centre will support a variety of activities on a pay-as-you-go basis.
John Eynon, managing director of Import Services Limited, said: “In just two months of operations at the new London Gateway Logistics Centre, the strong demand for our services means that we are already approaching capacity of phase one and now seeking to accelerate development of additional warehousing space at London Gateway.”
Commenting at the inauguration of the facility, Goodwill added: “I am delighted to have been able to open the London Gateway Logistics Centre, which is the next step in this ground-breaking development on the north bank of the River Thames.
“DP World London Gateway is an excellent example of the benefits inward investment brings to the UK infrastructure and the economy. Any project that gives the country an edge, whether it be generating supply-chain efficiency or leading the way in environmental sustainability, should be commended,” the minister concluded.