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Paper firm signs the London Gateway pledge

[ July 26, 2012   //   ]

Another shipper has pledged to use London Gateway port, due to open in late 2013. Cycle Link UK, a leading exporter of used paper for recycling, said the DP World port would save it thousands of road miles every year as the new deep-water container port is closer to their main collection points than other ports.

Cycle Link UK is one of the companies that exports over ten million tonnes of paper for recycling every year, which is then turned into items such as cardboard, shoe boxes and beer boxes., in its case to its own paper mills in China. Cycle Link’s paper mill in Zhapu, near Shanghai, manages 3 million tonnes of recycled paper every year and is expected to grow to over 5 million by 2015.

It shipping manager, Gary Waters, said: “As a recycling company, our commitment to the environment is embedded in our culture. When we visited London Gateway, we immediately recognised the potential to make our business more sustainable by reducing our road transport needs. We export around a thousand containers every week, so anything we can do to reduce road haulage and its environmental impact is a good thing.”

Managing director, Patrick Lee, added that Cycle Link would also offer itsr services to companies setting up at the new London Gateway logistics park.