London, UK, 22 May 2018: Solent Stevedores has formally opened its new empty container depot at DP World London Gateway Port.
An award-winning stevedoring company, Solent Stevedores five-acre off-dock yard will offer a broad range of next-generation empty container handling and storage services from the UK’s most integrated deep-sea port and logistics hub.
The launch of the new facility, located on Berth 7, outside the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate, represents further investment in the continued expansion of the port and its neighbouring Logistics Park.
A number of associated container services will be offered by Solent Stevedores from the site.
Fiona Robson, Managing Director, Solent Stevedores said: “Located on London’s doorstep, with first-class road, rail and sea transport links, the new London Gateway site means we can offer our users an enhanced service that enables them to significantly streamline their operations. Our focus is always on providing a high quality, competitive offering to our customers, so this move made perfect sense for our business.
“The launch of the site follows expansion of our successful service offerings at Port of Southampton, Port of St Helier, Port of Immingham and Silvertown, London. With London Gateway growing fast, we anticipate the site becoming increasing central to our customers’ future plans.”
Work on the new facility, which complements Solent Stevedores’ storage services at other ports in the UK, started in 2017 with operations beginning in April.
James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said: “The network of services available via London Gateway is now truly global, with access available into or out of the port from all of the world’s major economic centres. Today’s news demonstrates the strong demand for ancillary logistics services providers to set up bases here, and the continuing interest in basing distribution centres in the Logistics Park.
“DP World and Solent Stevedores have an established relationship in Southampton so we’re delighted the company is supporting our growth with the new facility at London Gateway. This is good news for our customers providing more choice when it comes to storage and maintenance of empty containers.
DP World’s UK CEO Chris Lewis is joined by the owner of Solent Stevedores, Stuart Cullen, to cut the ribbon and declare the new depot officially open