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West Africa route for London Gateway

[ July 1, 2014   //   ]

DP World London Gateway now has a service to West Africa. A joint Hapag-Lloyd and MOL service, new to the UK, is due to start with the call of the Frisia Luebeck on 22 July. The port rotation is Antwerp, Hamburg, DP World London Gateway, Algeciras, Dakar, Lagos / Apapa, Tema, Abidjan, Algeciras and Antwerp.

DP World London Gateway port commercial manager, Tabare Dominguez, said: “The decision to bring the service to DP World London Gateway by existing customers Hapag Lloyd and MOL, demonstrates confidence in DP World London Gateway’s ability to deliver a reliable efficient service and their desire to grow their business at the port.”

Hapag Lloyd already calls in London Gateway as part of the G6 Alliance’s North America service while MOL is part of the SAECS consortium service to South Africa.

Meanwhile, on 1 July, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond MP has paid a visit to the Essex port. He said: “DP World London Gateway is an important piece of national infrastructure connecting the UK to international markets, with deep-sea, rail and road connectivity.”


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