Roadways Container Logistics plans to launch a range of services for London Gateway, the new port at the mouth of the Thames which is due to open in the fourth quarter of next year.
It will also provide rail terminals to train operators serving London Gateway Port and the Logistics Park.
Managing director Nick Matthews said: “Roadways will be running services from day one of operations for shippers choosing London Gateway and we want to show the industry that we are ahead of the game and acting now to capture that market. We’ve been leading the way in innovation and we see the future of logistics and shipping in the UK is at London Gateway.
Roadways currently operates a range of port operation, storage, and road and rail haulage services across the UK. Key to the partnership with London Gateway are two rail terminals; the Birmingham Intermodal Freight terminal (BIFT) and the Manchester Container Terminal.
Charles Meaby, commercial director for DP World London Gateway, said: “We are delighted that Roadways Container Logistics, a major transport company, is committed to serving the UK’s new port and logistics park.”