Pratt to open London Gateway DC

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Fruit importer SH Pratt is taking a 109,000 sq ft temperature controlled warehouse at DP World London Gateway.

The bespoke warehouse, named Halo, will be able to handle a range of products from frozen to ambient when it opens in mid-late 2018.

The Luton-based fruit importer and ripener will use the centre to handle goods arriving at DP World London Gateway Port from a number of countries around the world.

It said the move would reduce the distance, journey time, waste and cost for customers of moving products.

Halo is part of SH Pratt Group’s programme of investment over the last few years and will be supported by Kinship Logistics, its wholly-owned logistics subsidiary, together with FreshLinc, the venture’s strategic logistics partner.

This will provide access to more than 400 vehicles nationwide, supporting UK and wider European access to and from the facility.

Managing director David Bateman said: “Halo is a new venture under the SH Pratt Group banner. Subject to final design details being agreed, Halo will be operating the port’s first temperature-controlled, chilled and frozen supply chain facility.”

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