DP World London Gateway Proves Reliable

Maritimeprofessional.com
Thursday, March 06, 2014

DP World London Gateway takes ships unable to call at other U.K. ports.

DP World London Gateway is aiding supply chain reliability as it takes ad hoc vessel calls while other U.K. ports face closures and congestion during bad weather.

Ten vessels have made diversionary calls to London Gateway since Christmas as weather conditions impact other ports’ landside, waterside and rail terminal operations while London Gateway has remained open throughout.

Dean Hawkridge, Head of International Supply Chain at B&Q, said, “Importers order stock months in advance with an expected date for goods to be on the shelf.  It is difficult to predict if and when weather issues may cause delays, but the impact can generate problems along supply chains, with back logs taking days to clear after a port’s operations are halted.”

“DP World London Gateway’s ability to continue operating when other ports have stopped operations is welcome news as shippers are seeking reliability for deliveries to go as planned.”

In a further boost to efficiency in U.K. supply chains, DP World London Gateway has become the first UK port to use a quad lift system on its quay cranes, which can pick up four twenty foot containers in a single lift. The system is also capable of a tandem lift of two forty foot containers, effectively doubling the number of containers that can be unloaded from a ship at a time.

In addition to the existing weekly call by the Southern Africa Europe Container Service, Hamburg-Sud and Hapag Lloyd have recently announced the transfer of services to London Gateway in May, to include services to and from South America East Coast, South America West Coast and India, Pakistan and Middle East.

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