Leading shipping company re-locates to the UK’s newest port hub
London, UK, 4TH August 2015:- One of the UK’s largest independent shipping companies, John Good Shipping, has moved into the recently opened logistics centre at DP World London Gateway.
John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, has chosen to move to the new hub to increase efficiencies for its clients whilst capitalising on the huge opportunities for the company to further develop its ship agency and freight forwarding activities in London and the South East.
The move into 465m² (5, 000 sq ft) of high tech office accommodation comes as the company announces the consolidation of its Brentwood and Tilbury offices. This forms part of its strategic goal to create a larger, more streamlined central hub at DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park.
It also enables John Good Shipping to be closer to its customers, while offering an enhanced range of facilities, warehousing and other value-added services.
The capacity of DP World London Gateway’s first distribution centre, encompassing 16, 800m² (180, 834 sqft) of distribution and logistics space, and 2, 300m² (25, 000 sqft) of office space, assists John Good Shipping’s growing portfolio in freight forwarding and customs clearance.
His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “We are delighted to welcome John Good Shipping to the logistics centre at DP World London Gateway, which is adjacent to Britain’s newest deep sea container port.
“John Good Shipping is a valued tenant and a very professional organisation. Their choice in using DP World London Gateway’s logistics park is a testament to the benefits of locating shipping companies at what is set to become the UK’s largest logistics hub.
“Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of officially opening our brand new Logistics Centre and I am pleased to announce that the building is already eighty per cent full. This is great news as we have plans to expand and we are now talking to potential clients about phase two of the development.”
Alan Platt, Managing Director, John Good Shipping, said: “We are delighted to base ourselves at DP World London Gateway’s logistics park. It is a fantastic location for trade and this is absolutely the right decision for our business. It will ensure we can continue to deliver efficiencies to our customers. Our clients will benefit from more efficient UK supply chain technology, which delivers products to markets faster, more efficiently and reliably.”
DP World London Gateway is located 25 miles from central London and is located closer to two-thirds of the UK market than other ports that can handle the world’s largest container ships. The application of new technology is enabling supply chains in the UK to become faster, more efficient and more reliable.
About DP World London Gateway:
Opened Q4 2013, DP World London Gateway is the UK’s newest, major deep-sea container port adjacent to 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.