London, United Kingdom, XXth July 2017: One of Britain’s largest logistics companies, Wincanton, is to establish a haulage base at DP World London Gateway.
The base will provide parking for 60 trucks across 2.5 acres, making up the first phase of the logistics facility’s new, dedicated 13.5 acre haulage park.
Wincanton is expected to be operational from the site by March 2018.
There is strong interest from hauliers in the remaining 5.5 acres available for lease. DP World London Gateway plans to serve the haulage community using the port by delivering a common-user yard of approximately five acres.
Establishing a truck parking base at DP World London Gateway enables Wincanton to better serve its current and future customers choosing to ship through the UK’s most integrated logistics hub.
The Port and Logistics Park is located right at the heart of the UK’s largest consumer market and closer to the traditional golden triangle of distribution in the Midlands than the UK’s other deep-sea ports, presenting an opportunity for hauliers to optimise their operations.
Chris Lewis, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said: “The Logistics Park at DP World London Gateway is not only the perfect location for warehouse and distribution facilities, but for services ancillary to the port.
“Truck parking facilities for hauliers looking to serve shipping lines and their customers in the most efficient ways are an important ancillary service to the UK’s most sophisticated port and we’re delighted that Wincanton has recognised the value of setting up a base on-site.
“Both the Port and the Logistics Park are growing fast and so by making a strategic decision to establish a truck park for its fleet here now, Wincanton are well-placed to better serve customers now and in the future.
“With the strong interest we are seeing in the remaining two plots, I would urge any hauliers interested in capitalising on this opportunity while it is still available to contact the Logistics Park team right away.”
Xxxx Xxxxxx, Xxxx Xxxxxxxx, Wincanton said: “We have been moving containers in and out of DP World London Gateway Port since it opened three-and-a-half years ago.
“With Asia-Europe services now calling at the port and volumes continually increasing, now is the right time for us to have a base just several hundred metres from the terminal gates so that we can provide an even better service to our customers.
“We look forward to operating a fleet from the site.”