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Another scalp for London Gateway

[ May 1, 2014   //   ]

One of the transatlantic loops of the G6 Consortium is to relocate from Felixstowe to London Gateway. Management of the new London port announced at the DP World-sponsored VIP dinner on 29 April that the PA2 service, which operates from the US West Coast would switch as part of a wide-ranging reorganisation that will see the G6 consortium – Hapag Lloyd, APL, MOL, OOCL, NYK and Hyundai – extend its activities to the transatlantic sector as well as the existing Europe/Asia cooperation. The route will operate weekly, with 4,500teu ships and the first call will be by an APL vessel on 15 May.

DP World London Gateway’s Simon Moore also told the dinner that the port had signed a deal with specialist logistics property developer Prologis to build a 315,000sq ft speculative logistics facility. It will be available from early 2015 , “on very competitive terms,” said a Prologis spokesman.

Peter Ward, commercial director, DP World London Gateway, said: “The Prologis facility will go through the new London Gateway Local Development Order (LDO) that is now in place to fast-track development. The LDO massively reduces the planning process, saving huge amounts of time and money, whilst protecting the environment. This is just one example of how we have worked to make it easier for industry to get the best solu

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