DP World keeps on trucking at London Gateway
DP World London Gateway and truck and trailer company Hireco are teaming up to provide facilities for hauliers using the port and logistics park with onsite ancillary services for their fleets.
The partnership is intended to reduce both transport costs and hauliers’ impacts on the environment.
Further talks are ongoing to develop three acres in which chassis hire, vehicle engineering facilities, MOT testing services, parts sales and refrigeration engineering will be offered.
“This is the future of port-centric distribution - and the opportunity for Hireco to be based at DP World London Gateway is one we are keen to capitalise on,” said James Smith, managing director at Hireco.
“DP World London Gateway is 25 miles from Central London and within easy reach of a huge part of the UK’s population. The road networks are excellent and we certainly feel that even non-port users will eventually find their way to the area,” he added.
Hireco’s chassis leasing business became operational on site in July, 2016 but Smith wants to provide its customers with a complete ‘one-stop shop’.
“This will include tyre replacement and maintenance, fridge services, maintenance and repairs, truck and trailer hire and fast-moving replacement parts,” he said. “Our aim is to keep users of the port moving, so maximising up-time will be key.”
“Our clients won’t have to travel unnecessary mileage to keep their assets operational and legal. This will therefore be a huge cost saving and benefit for all port users,” he added.
Opened in late 2013, DP World London Gateway is the UK’s newest, major deep-sea container port adjacent to Europe’s largest logistics park.
It is owned and operated by Dubai-based DP World and provides deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK.