Multi-modal companies are making the most of the advantages offered by London Gateway Port, located within the Thames Gateway, with recent announcements from Pentalver, SH Pratt and ATL Haulage Contractors about their developments at the site.
The port is part of a £1.5 billion project to build the UK’s first 21st century major multi-modal deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
Pentalver Transport’s 40% capacity expansion of its container facility at DP World London Gateway
Pentalver Transport Limited, a leading provider of container-related services in the UK, has launched its work on phase two of its container facility at DP World London Gateway. The company, which offers a unique combination of transport, storage and inland container logistics solutions within their five strategically placed UK facilities, plans to further expand the logistics hub.
“I am delighted that work is starting on the second phase of this important expansion project which will significantly enhance our DP World London Gateway operation. Pentalver has been in constant dialogue with customers to identify their requirements and we will continue to develop our business to meet their needs at this integrated logistics facility.”
Chris Lawrenson, Managing Director, Pentalver
Phase two will add 40% additional capacity to the Pentalver operation and emphasises the commitment Pentalver has made to the DP World London Gateway since the commercial success achieved after its opening in 2013.
“We are delighted to see Pentalver begin expansion of its container depot operation at DP World London Gateway, after a very successful first three-and-a-half years of service provision… We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with Pentalver as the port continues to grow through our customized solutions to fit our clients’ needs.”
James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway
SH Pratt Group’s upcoming multi-temperature product handling facility at DP World London Gateway
Also looking to further their business ventures at DP World London Gateway is SH Pratt, one of Europe’s leading fruit importers. SH Pratt has leased 110, 000 sq ft of multi-temperature, frozen and chilled storage, processing facility and ripening rooms. The new business will be called Halo and will be situated in the DP World London Gateway logistics park which has planning permission for 10 million sq ft of buildings – of which half a million sq ft worth has currently been developed.
The Halo project is set to take a huge cost out of the supply chain and seriously reduce road miles and the carbon footprint. The company will be ensuring a more sustainable supply chain, cutting waste, cost and time to market whilst also increasing freshness. Building for the Halo project will start in January 2018 and it will be operational mid to late 2018. Halo will handle multi temperature products and employ the most advanced IT systems to aid monitoring of products and ensure quality before distributing them to the UK consumer market.
“Sustainability is a growing concern to British shoppers, and by locating here S H Pratt Group will be able to deliver on their commitments to the environment while also ensuring consumers get the freshest produce by taking advantage of our extensive maritime and landside transport connections.”
Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, DP World London Gateway
“Halo is a new venture under the SH Pratt Group banner. The business will see us drawing on our expertise in packing and service provision to handle a range of new products including topfruit, citrus and grapes. Subject to final design details being agreed, Halo will be operating the port’s first temperature-controlled, chilled and frozen packing facility.”
David Bateman, Managing Director, SH Pratt Group
Logistics expansion at DP World London Gateway
DP World London Gateway has also recently secured a new tenant, ATL Haulage Contractors, an Essex-based logistics provider. The company has entered into an agreement for a 2.64-acre HGV yard with DP World London Gateway, which will provide parking for up to 80 trucks.
‘From a supply chain perspective, having an established haulage park within the Logistics Park makes perfect sense, and we’re delighted to be welcoming ATL, a local Essex business, as our latest tenant on the new haulage park, which is filling fast.’
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway
It is reported that DP World London Gateway are still receiving strong interest for the remaining facilities available for lease at the deep-sea port and logistics park.
To find out more about London Gateway see here.