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[ January 9, 2015   //   ]

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for the Thames Gateway development area visited DP World London Gateway on 8 January. Ms Mordaunt and leaders from the Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership (TGSEP) were shown the high-tech facilities in action and given an update on the project by Charles Meaby, head of support services. This included seeing how the first warehouse on the logistics park is taking shape ahead of its planned opening.

Following the visit, Ms Mordaunt said: “I’m delighted to be here to see this monumental development taking shape. Strong economies need world-class infrastructure to thrive and in London Gateway we certainly have a shining example of that.”

“It’s a vital part of a long-term economic plan that is creating jobs and delivering a real boost to the UK’s supply chain.”

Mr Meaby said: “We look forward to Government plans for further improving infrastructure in the Thames Gateway region, such as the widening of the A13.”

Left to right: Charles Meaby, head of support services at DP World London Gateway; Penny Mordaunt MP, Thames Gateway minister; Barbara Rice, deputy leader at Thurrock Council; Kate Willard, corporate affairs director, Stobart Group and chair of TGSEP and Ron Woodley, leader of Southend Council.