Capacity at the huge London Gateway port on the Thames - designed to handle the world's largest container ships - has been doubled with the opening of a second berth.

Five new shipping routes to North America, South America East Coast & West Coast, the Middle East, and Europe are starting. New rail, road and container services are also announced.

Peter Ward, commercial director, DP World London Gateway, said, “ It’s another milestone for the team. We are focused on delivering the best possible service for cargo owners and shippers and our connections are growing fast”.

Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd services to South America and the Middle East have recently started.

DP World London Gateway has signed a deal with X-Press Feeders , which is a weekly service linking directly with Dublin and Rotterdam. 

New services connecting with inland rail destinations were also recently announced. Freightliner and DB Schenker are now providing daily services to more inland rail destinations. 

Maritime Transport, the country’s largest privately owned container transport operator, has announced a deal to set up a depot at the port at Stanford-le-Hope.  

Story dated May 16th 2014


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