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London Gateway gets a visit from the meat men

[ July 20, 2012   //   ]

Leading players in the UK meat industry recently visit London Gateway to gain an understanding of the facilities and services that the new port will offer.

Representatives from the International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) the Government’s Department of Agriclture Fisheries and Food (DEFRA) as well as many of the UK’s leading meat importers, exporters and clearing agents viewed the DP World project.

ITMA president, Doug Brydges, commented: “The priority for our members is that the services on offer at their chosen port are of the highest standard possible. The hygiene and health considerations associated with the transportation of refrigerated cargos, the speed of container clearance, together with the quality of the inspection facilities is of the utmost importance. We are delighted to work with London Gateway to create value for our members.”

The port’s business projects manager, Tabare Dominguez, added: “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to demonstrate to IMTA and its members that London Gateway is the ideal port destination. We are listening carefully to IMTA and we will offer specific facilities which food and refrigerated cargo owners require.”

IMTA has operated for over 100 years and currently has 56 trading members and 13 associate members. It frequently liaises with ports and shipping lines to ensure that facilities and services accommodate its members.

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