DP World hopes to showcase how the logistics solutions it provides enables customers to move goods smoothly and efficiently in and out of the UK, in a new video released today [11 April 2023.]
DP World operates two deep water ports at Southampton and London Gateway with access to freight rail terminals, and a rapidly expanding logistics park near the UK capital. It handles over £43bn of goods a year, but is working to extend its reach into the UK supply chain – with the help of this 95-second video.
Ernst Schulze, UK chief executive of DP World, said: “This film demonstrates our commitment to consolidating our place at the heart of Britain’s trading future, providing the right infrastructure, smart logistics solutions, and the benefits of Freeport status to our customers.
“Demand at our port-centric logistics park at London Gateway remains robust, utilisation of the new train linking our two UK terminals continues to grow, and we will extend our reach further into the supply chain in the coming months and years.”
DP World reported a 5% rise in the volume of trade handled by its two hubs in the UK last year. London Gateway alone saw a 14% rise in volumes to 2,053,000 TEU – the first time it has ever exceeded two million units in a year, consolidating its position as Britain’s second biggest container terminal. Together with Southampton, the two terminals handled a record 3,850,000 TEU compared with 3,675,000 in 2021.
John Trenchard, supply chain director at DP World, added: “Businesses are looking for new and better solutions that make their logistics more efficient, more agile and more reliable, all whilst seeking specialised local-to-global expertise that can help move goods where others cannot.
“Customers have a growing need for partners who can provide more sustainable, cost-effective solutions to simplify complex logistics challenges. We believe in the UK market and have the ambition and the resources to boost growth, support businesses, create jobs and improve living standards.”