DP World London Gateway is set to open a new off-dock container storage yard at the Port of London, UK.
The five ha yard, which will be operated and managed by Solent Stevedores, will be located on Berth 7, outside of the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate.
The new facility, for which works are set to start in June this year, is scheduled to become operational by the first quarter of 2018.
Solent Stevedores, which provides bulk and general cargo handling and storage services at ports in Southampton, Jersey, Immingham and London, is set to offer several associated container services from the new site.
James Leeson, head of port commercial at DP World London Gateway, said: “[The new yard] will provide more choice at the port for our customers when they are seeking solutions for the storage of empty containers.”
“The DP World London Gateway logistics hub is growing fast; the network of services operating out of the port is now truly global, with access available into or out of the port from all of the world’s major economic centres,” Leeson added.
“In turn, there is strong demand for ancillary logistics services providers to set up bases here, while interest in distribution centres on the Logistics Park remains extremely high.”
The announcement of the construction of the new yard comes as Lidl started operations out of the London Gateway Logistics Centre last month and UPS continues working on a 345,000 sq ft parcel sorting hub set to go live this year.