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New cranes to lift London Gateway rail business

[ January 23, 2023   //   ]

DP World is investing £12m in two new rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at London Gateway to meet demand for rail transport ahead of the opening of a new fourth berth next year.

The £12m investment will lift rail capacity at the port by 50%.

Port operations director at London Gateway, Andrew Bowen, said: “After the disruption of recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are looking for capacity, reliability and growth opportunities and DP World will deliver on all three fronts.”

“This is the latest step forward in our journey to becoming an end-to-end logistics provider. In November we launched a new intermodal train service connecting our container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton which will enable customers to switch volumes quickly and easily between the two UK locations.

“We estimate that the emphasis on rail across both ports takes a total of 300,000 trucks off UK roads each year and we are committed to playing our part in helping the UK meet its Net Zero 2050 policy.”