London, UK, 06 February 2015:– One of the world’s largest container shipping lines has announced services from West Africa to DP World London Gateway Port.
The CMA CGM EURAF2 service is calling direct to Nigeria, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast providing some of the fastest transit times in the market. Via transhipment, the service also offers an extensive range of West African ports with competitive transit times to key markets, including a wide range of inland destinations.
The service, which will be provided through partnership with Hapag-Lloyd and MOL, started with the Frisia Helsinki calling at DP World London Gateway on January 29 2015.
With competition still tough in the logistics world, efficiency and reliability is increasingly a key factor in supply chains. Shippers want goods to be consistently delivered on time and the technology at DP World London Gateway is helping to reduce delays in supply chains.
Trucks calling at Britain’s newest container terminal enter the port’s gates, pick up containers and exit the port in less than 30 minutes thanks to automated truck handling systems. DP World London Gateway’s superior ability to stay open in bad weather, further enhances reliability for British businesses. This technology is leading the industry to change to more efficient methods of distribution. The port, located less than 30 miles from the city of London, also combines Europe’s largest logistics park, which will see its first distribution centre open in May.
Tabare Dominguez, Port Commercial Manager for DP World London Gateway, said: “We are delighted to be able to serve CMA CGM and we are very pleased they have chosen our state-of-the-art port for their West Africa service. We now welcome new cargo owners to Britain’s new global port and remain focused on delivering service excellence to our customers.”
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About DP World London Gateway:
Opened Q4 2013, DP World London Gateway is the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Owned and operated by DP World and situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway provides unrivalled deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK.
The port’s location, with its superior operational systems and service, ensure ships load and unload as fast as possible, making London Gateway a world class asset for the UK.
DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2013, DP World handled 55 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units). With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.