Paper exporter Mark Lyndon UK expects to cut costs and reduce lorry miles by 380,000 by routeing containers through London Gateway, the new port at the mouth of the Thames, when it opens in the fourth quarter of next year.
The Nottingham-based company exports some 72,000 TEU a year to Asia and has committed to moving a significant proportion of them through the terminal.
Paul Briggs, managing director of Mark Lyndon Enterprises UK, said: “Over a third of the population of England lives in London and the South East. Using a port located closer to these major markets offers our business the opportunity to reduce our transport costs.”
London Gateway is being developed by DP World on the north bank of the Thames to handle the world’s largest container ships. There will also one million square metres of logistics and distribution warehousing on the site.