Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another Road Haulage Operator Picks DP World London Gateway Logistics Park

Proximity to Quayside of Deep Water Port Proving Tempting
Shipping News Feature
UK – Logistics and well known road haulage operator, Wincanton, has announced plans to establish a 2.5 acre container haulage base at DP World London Gateway, marking the first phase of the much heralded logistics facility's new, dedicated 13.5 acre freight park. With operations expected to begin in early 2018, the site will provide truck parking alongside office facilities housing an on-site operations team. Chris Fenton, MD Industrial & Transport, Wincanton said:

“As a major logistics provider, it’s important for us to make sure we have the right facilities in the right places. We’ve been moving customer containers in and out of DP World London Gateway since it opened, and have seen an increase in our customers’ needs in that location as the site has grown.

“The location has excellent links to our wider transport network, and this new facility represents a great opportunity to grow our presence in a key strategic location. I look forward to collaborating with our customers to ensure that they continue to reap the benefits of our substantial nationwide coverage as a result of this deal.”

Establishing a truck parking base at DP World London Gateway enables Wincanton to better serve its current and future customers choosing to ship through the UK’s most integrated logistics hub. The deep water port has been growing steadily in popularity with both shipping lines and customers since its inception and Chris Lewis, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said:

“Wincanton has recognised the excellent location and facilities of our site, and we have worked together to ensure that their customers can benefit from them. As the largest British logistics company, Wincanton has a vast transport network that spreads throughout the UK, and this new facility will only serve to reinforce that position.”

The announcement by Wincanton comes just over a week after the SH Pratt Group announced that it would be siting its new venture ‘Halo’ in a bespoke temperature-controlled facility on the Logistics Park. DP World London Gateway says that there is strong interest from hauliers in the remaining 5.5 acres available for lease, and plans to serve the haulage community using the port by delivering a common-user truck yard of approximately five acres. Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway, commented:

“Truck parking facilities for hauliers looking to serve shipping lines and their customers in the most efficient ways are an important ancillary service to the UK’s most sophisticated port. Wincanton has recognised the excellent location and facilities of our site, and we have worked together to ensure that their customers can benefit from them.

“With the strong interest we are seeing in the remaining two plots, I would urge any hauliers interested in capitalising upon this opportunity while there is availability to contact the Logistics Park team right away.”

Wincanton currently operates from more than 200 locations across the UK and Ireland, with around 3,600 vehicles providing transport and distribution services.