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Swain to set up stone terminal at London Gateway

[ May 18, 2021   //   ]

DP WORLD has signed an agreement with Swain Group for a 2.25 acre distribution facility at its London Gateway freight and logistics hub.

Under the three year agreement, Swain Group will use the quayside site for the temporary storage of imported construction materials such as stone and offsite manufacturing before onward distribution to the end customer by lorry. It says that the location, 200 yards from the port’s berth 7, will deliver significant cost and time savings.

Along with the Port of Tilbury and Ford’s Dagenham plant London Gateway will form Thames Freeport after being awarded freeport status by the Government earlier this year, further cementing its critical role in the UK’s international supply chain.

Swain Group managing director, Matthew Deer, said: “We handle over 100,000 tons of building materials a year on ships arriving at London Gateway and expect this figure to continue to grow as construction in London and the South East picks up following the pandemic.”

“On arrival at the berth DP World will shunt inbound containers to our facility, where our team will unpack the stone product, temporarily store it where necessary, and then assemble outbound orders for transport via our own fleet to destinations across Britain such as garden centres and builders’ merchants. This integration of the supply chain will generate cost and time efficiencies both for us and our customers.”

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