Essex: A Leading Multimodal Logistics Hub Serving European & International Markets

DP World London Gateway

Essex is the UK’s multimodal logistics gateway. Locating at Essex’s multimodal hub can enable logistics businesses to increase supply chain efficiency, reduce costs, emissions and business risks.

Some of the global businesses that have positioned themselves in this optimal location include…

  • Amazon – announced a 2m sq ft warehouse at the London Distribution Park at Tilbury last year
  • UPS – made their largest non-USA investment in a £120m distribution centre at London Gateway Logistics Park
  • DP World – the UK’s largest-ever single-site port investment (£1.5 billion) accommodating the world’s largest container ships

A viable distribution hub

Essex offers unrivalled access to complete multimodal connectivity…

  • London Gateway4 sea ports, capable of handling all cargo types
  • 6 port-linked rail freight terminals, connecting businesses directly to UK, European and Asian markets
  • 3 portcentric distribution sites, totalling over 1,000 acres of developable land
  • 6 London airports accessible within 90 minutes, including London Heathrow and London Stansted
  • Fast market access by road, via the M25 London orbital motorway ,ro-ro and rail services to key UK and European markets

Find out more

INVEST Essex is exhibiting at the Global Expansion Summit in London from 18 to 20 June 2017. Book now to request a meeting to find out more about expanding your logistics or distribution operation in Essex.

Guests of INVEST Essex can receive 35% discount. Use code ESSEX at checkout.

GXP ticket discount

Robert Edge
Robert Edge

Inward Investment Manager (UK Multimodal Gateway:Essex)

+44 (0) 7740 179497


Following a ten year career with a major Colchester freight forwarder shipping everything from confectionery to oxygen plants, Robert has spent almost 15 years in inward investment promotion. Having had experience in China, India and the Middle East, Robert leads on the logistics and renewables sector.