Local logistics provider ATL Haulage Contractors has entered an agreement for a 2.54 acre HGV yard in DP World London Gateway, providing parking for up to 80 trucks.
The terminal will develop the facility, which will be operational by June 2018, and serve as ATL’s operational base as well as hosting the firm’s new headquarters.
SH Pratt Group, one of Europe’s biggest fruit importers, also agreed a lease earlier in the summer to take a 108,555 sq. ft. bespoke facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, which will house the company’s new venture ‘Halo’.
UPS has also started operating out of its 345,000 sq ft state-of-the-art parcel sorting hub.
London Gateway’s haulage park comprises 13.5 acres in total.
Oliver Treneman, park development director at DP World London Gateway, said: “Once goods have arrived at DP London Gateway via its deep-sea port terminal, it is vital that they can then be transported onwards reliably and efficiently.
“From a supply chain perspective, having an established haulage park within the Logistics Park makes perfect sense.”
Amit Karia, managing director of ATL Haulage Contractors, stated: “With a significant amount of our work directly tied to DP World London Gateway’s port activity, relocating our primary operations base and headquarters to the Logistics Park is the next logical step.”
ATL is looking forward to increased volumes with new Asia – Europe services calling at the terminal, he added.