DP World London Gateway has celebrated its one year anniversary by opening new deep-sea container services.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced that from 7th December its service from South Africa to UK/Northwest Europe will make a direct London Gateway call, switching from the Port of Felixstowe. MSC says the new rotation will offer the best possible UK port coverage.
In addition to this, DP World London Gateway has also been selected by Hamburg Süd as the UK port of call for a new weekly service connecting the North European market with Mexico, Central America and Colombia. The first ship two call in London Gateway on this service will be the Cap Beaufort, arriving this week.
“The best-in-class facilities and inspection systems established at DP World London Gateway's Border Control Post will play a vital role in meeting the needs of this new service," said Tabare Dominguez, DP World London Gateway Port Commercial Manager. “The EMCS will carry a large quantity of fruit and fresh produce. The time-critical nature of this cargo goes without saying. Furthermore, at DP World London Gateway, importers can be confident of fast and efficient inspection procedures, and a rapid and reliable turnaround of trucks at the terminal.”
CSAV has also confirmed a weekly call into the port as part of the reconfigured Europe/Middle East/India (IMEX) services, which will join the already established EPIC service at DP World London Gateway. Starting in November, thhe IMEX Sling 1 will be served by eight 5,500-6,500 teu vessels and will cover key ports on North Europe, the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan, and India West Coast.
“We are delighted to announce yet more services into DP World London Gateway. This is a real vote of confidence in our service levels, facilities and location,” said CEO Simon Moore. “Shipping lines and shippers are increasingly recognising the benefits of using the UK’s new deep-water container port. DP World London Gateway continues to expand its network of services, adding to the choices for shippers looking to streamline their supply chains, cut their costs and reduce their carbon footprint.”