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Import Services to run London Gateway common user site

[ October 2, 2014   //   ]

DP World has appointed Import Services as operator and manager at its 386,000sq ft Common User Facility (CUF) now being built at London Gateway Logistics Park and due to open in mid-2015.

DP World London Gateway’s head of supply chain, Peter Ward, said: “The company has demonstrated a common vision and real understanding of our mission as the UK’s new deep-water national hub port and logistics park. We found the team to be tuned into our strategy and, combined with their expertise in the field of port-centric logistics, they put forward a very compelling plan.”

Southampton based Import Services will initially take on a significant portion of the new development and provide a menu of logistics services and activities on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. Services will range from basic devanning to cross-docking, storage and value-added activities such as pick-and-pack, labelling, pre-retail and distribution.

Import Services specialises in FMCG retail logistics, providing flexible ‘pay as you go’ services that are particularly attractive to SME suppliers to multi-channel retailing. Its facilities are located next to container terminals, ready to process orders, pre-retail and distribute direct to consumers in the most efficient way across the UK and continental Europe.

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