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DP World to begin building new UK port

DP World to begin building new UK port

Dubai-owned DP World will begin work on a large new container port outside the British capital later this year, the company said in a statement.
DP World said it had signed a 400 million pound (US$745 million) contract to build 1.2 kilometers (nearly a mile) of quay at the "London Gateway," about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside of central London in a joint venture with Laing O'Rourke PLC and Dredging International.
The "London Gateway," the first deep-sea container port built in Britain in more than 25 years, is expected to handle 3.5 million 20-foot (6-meter) equivalent units of containers, DP World said.
That would put it on the same scale of Felixstowe in southeast England, already Britain's largest container port, according to Michael Bell, a professor of transport operations at Imperial College in London.
DP World said the port would be equipped with Europe's largest logistics park, allowing containers to be unpacked just outside the port and their contents to be shipped directly to stores across the country's southeast.
Bell said the new port would help alleviate Britain's shortage of container capacity.


Updated : 2021-08-02 07:31 GMT+08:00