Europe’s largest quay cranes arrive at London Gateway

DP World London Gateway took delivery of Europe’s largest quay cranes on 21 February. Weighing more than 2,000 tonnes, they will come into service at London Gateway’s new £350m fourth berth, set to open this summer.  They are sized to service the largest vessels currently in operation around the world – including 24,000teu containerships and even bigger vessels in the future. The cranes are not only the largest in Europe but also ... [+]

It’s all stacking up at London Gateway

DP World has received four new Konecranes automated stacking cranes (ASCs) for London Gateway. The ASCs, an investment of £56 million, will move containers from the port yard onto trucks and will service the £350m all-electric new fourth berth – the first of its kind in the world – which will ... [+]

Two tenants for London Gateway

DP World has announced the first tenants for its London Gateway Logistics Park, part of the Thames Freeport. Ranson, a Belgian food and catering products business, and Destiny Entertainments, which imports and modifies audio and video products, will move to the Freeport in the first quarter of 2024. As well as having ... [+]

DP World buys eight electric straddles

DP World is investing £12m in eight electric straddle carriers at its new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub. They will be part of the first all-electric fleet in the world. Each carrier reduces carbon emissions by 54% compared with non-electric machine, a figure that will increase over ... [+]

DP World sends out powerful green message

DP World has carried out a successful trial of new solar energy units at London Gateway. The installation of sunlight-converting photovoltaic panels on the canopy of the gatehouse building has generated 29.95 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity over the first two months with a highest daily peak of 120 KWH. DP ... [+]

Oasis Group seeks freeport advantage

Oasis Group has become the second business to move to DP World’s port-centric logistics park at London Gateway since it became a freeport. The Dubai-owned ports and logistics operator says that the 9 million sq ft site 28 miles from central London continues to attract major investment.  The information management services ... [+]

Port firm to boost science teaching

DP World has also made a £50,000 donation to a project to boost teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in local schools. The port operator is funding a Continuing Professional Development project at its London Gateway logistics hub as the latest instalment in an ongoing five-year programme of ... [+]

DP World gives local seals a helping hand (or flipper)

London Gateway port operator DP World is helping to fund a new rescue and rehabilitation facility to care for sick and injured seals found off the coasts of Essex and Kent. The new Seal Unit, opened in early March, is part of South Essex Wildlife Hospital, a rescue, rehabilitation and public ... [+]

DP World breaks UK records

London Gateway reported a 14% rise in volumes to 2,053,000TEU – the first time it has broken the 2m TEU barrier - while Southampton, handled 1.7m TEU, a 4% drop due to shipping schedule disruptions. The two ports combined handled a total of 3.85m TEU, compared with 3.675m in 2021. UK ... [+]

New cranes to lift London Gateway rail business

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 ... [+]

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