The first logistics centre at DP World’s London Gateway site is set to double in size to 360,000 sq ft to meet market demand.
Transport minister Robert Goodwill and DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem were present for the official opening ceremony of the facility, which has 180,000 sq ft of distribution and logistics space and 25,000 sq ft of office space.
Import Services is operating the centre in partnership with DP World offering a variety of activities on a pay-as-you-go basis.
John Eynon, managing director of Import Services, said: “In just two months of operations at the new London Gateway Logistics Centre, the strong demand for our services means we are already approaching capacity of phase one and now seeking to accelerate development of additional warehousing space at London Gateway.”
The facility is located adjacent to the UK’s newest deep-sea terminal.