Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

London Gateway pushes ahead with common user facility

DP World has hired the Buckingham Group to build the 375,000 sq ft Common User Facility at London Gateway.

The multi-purpose specialist cargo handling centre will be built in two phases and will be integrated with the new deep-sea container port DP World London Gateway. It is due to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “This is a highly significant milestone for both DP World London Gateway and London Gateway Logistics Park because it opens the doors for UK importers and exporters both large and small to shorten their supply chains and take advantage of the UK’s most modern port to bring their goods close to the major market of London and the South East. It also offers customers a catalyst for collaboration and improved asset utilisation, with occupiers sharing warehousing and transport, saving costs while improving their own customer service with shorter replenishment cycles.”