DP World has announced that London Gateway is now the UK port of call for two new major international shipping services. London Gateway is the fastest growing terminal in Britain. London Gateway is now the UK port of call for Sealand-Maersk’s North Sea service. This service will be connecting Western Europe with the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Russia.
It is reported that the port rotation for the new service after London Gateway will be at Otterdam, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg, Antwerp, Limassol, Ashdod, Alexandria, Haifa, Mersin. The last call will be at Port Said East before returning to London.
Ernst Schulze, CEO of DP World in the UK, told the media, “We are delighted to welcome two new services to the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container port in the UK. We have the capacity to continue to prioritise delivering first class services for all existing customers at the same time as handling new sailings which expand customer choice. DP World in the UK is committed to being at the heart of Britain’s trading future, providing the right trading infrastructure and smart logistical solutions for our customers. We believe in the UK market and have the ambition and the resources to boost growth, support businesses, create jobs and improve living standards.”
In fact, River Thames is planning to become the carriage of freight, like it used to be in the past. It is certain that there is a growing appetite for better multimodal connections between the UK and other economies. It is reported that the new service is technologically advanced.