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First big ship for London Gateway

[ September 17, 2013   //   ]

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London Gateway handled its largest ever ship on 13 September when the 10,000teu Zim Rotterdam deviated from its scheduled call in Felixstowe to have essential repair work following last month’s fire in the Red Sea. As a result of an unplanned delay, the DP World-owned port agreed to accommodate the vessel at very short notice to allow the vessel to continue promptly on its way.

Container haulier Wincanton later claimed to be the first company to move boxes off the quay at the new London port, on 16 September. Wincanton’s senior general manager for containers, Kevin Smith said: “We immediately looked at how this port change would impact our customers and assessed where we could keep costs down and efficiency high.  The good news is that for many of our customers London Gateway is placed close to their delivery destinations.”

The ZIM Rotterdamis expected to be docked at London Gateway for a week.

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