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July 22, 2015

DP World Opens London Gateway Logistics Centre

London Gateway. Photo by DP World

London Gateway. Photo by DP World

 DP World's first distribution centre at the London Gateway Logistics Park opened officially, with the UK's shipping minister, Robert Goodwill MP, in attendance.

 
Goodwill and DP World chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, formalised the opening of the centre during a ribbon cutting ceremony.
 
 The first phase of this high tech unit, which comprises 16,800m² (180,000 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space and 2,400m² (25,000 sq ft) of office space, has been finished to BREEAM “very good” standard.
 
Based on market demand, DP World is now planning to increase the size of the centre to 36,000m².
 
“DP World London Gateway is an excellent example of the benefits inward investment brings to UK infrastructure and the economy. Any project that gives the country an edge, whether it be generating supply chain efficiency or leading the way in environmental sustainability, should be commended”, said Robert.
 
In partnership with DP World, the centre is being operated by Import Services Limited, a leading UK logistics services provider, offering a variety of activities on a pay-as-you-go basis.
 
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said that the new development showed how “retailers and cargo owners can achieve cost savings by positioning themselves strategically, here, in the right location for trade.”
 
“Our next building, in joint venture with Prologis, is progressing well and we expect it to be ready in September,” he added.
 
John Eynon, Managing Director, Import Services Limited, said: “In just two months of operations at the new London Gateway Logistics Centre, the strong demand for our services means we are already approaching capacity of phase one and now seeking to accelerate development of additional warehousing space at London Gateway.”
 
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