Unifeeder has launched a direct service between the Polish Port of Gdynia and DP World’s London Gateway facility with the aim to ensure a steady flow of cargo to the UK.
Through the direct shuttle, which starts service on February 22, Unifeeder aspires to offer a competitive transport alternative for its customers.
The introduction of the service comes after DP World’s 100% acquisition of the Unifeeder group was finalised.
Chris Lewis, UK CEO of DP World, said: “We are pleased to be working in conjunction with Unifeeder to offer its customers – and European importers and exporters more generally – a competitive alternate gateway into the UK. “
The new service is expected to complement DP World London Gateway’s existing deep-sea offering which currently offers UK importers and exporters service options to more than 110 ports in over 60 different countries.
With its integrated logistics park the port offers rail and road links throughout the UK and, according to Lewis its container terminal places cargo owners and users “at its heart” by offering transparency, visibility and numerous points of contact.
Timm Niehergall, director of Unifeeder Shortsea at the Unifeeder group, said: “Due to integration to the UK’s largest Logistic Park as well as great accessibility to the highway and rail connections – DP World London Gateway is a true logistic hub, making it a powerful extension of Unifeeder’s work.”