DP World introduces South America shipping service to London Gateway

DP World introduces South America Shipping service to London logistics hub

DP World has announced the arrival of the first vessel under a new South America shipping service at London Gateway.

The new Europe-to-East Coast South America service, operated jointly by COSCO, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and Ocean Network Express (ONE), aims to redefine global connections at DP World’s smart logistics centre.

The new service’s principal British export will be automobile components for production in South America, with frozen food and building supplies such as plywood supplied in the opposite way.

The new service is the latest partnership between DP World and COSCO, which recently announced the completion of a new 120,000 square-foot warehouse at London Gateway’s Logistics Park, one of the most sustainable structures of its kind in the UK.

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The COSCO-operated Xin Chong Qing was the first ship to arrive at London Gateway as part of the new route, through a rotation from Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Lisbon, Algeciras, Santos, Paranaguá, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Itapoá, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, and back to Algeciras and Rotterdam.

Ahsan Agha, Port Operations Director at DP World London Gateway, said: “This new service shows that London Gateway is continuing to grow its role at the heart of Britain’s trading future.

“We have a unique two port strategy offering customers a choice of deep-water entry and exit points to and from this country, meaning greater flexibility and choice for shipping lines, cargo owners and exporters.

“In the UK we are now able to combine our port, rail and Logistics Park infrastructure at London Gateway with our recent investments in logistics services. Our combined assets will increasingly provide an integrated supply chain to our customers, enabling them to move goods from the factory floor to the customer door.”

In September 2023, DP World built a new vertical quay at Serbia’s Port of Novi Sad with the goal of making the Danube River’s first green port.

Additionally, DP World introduced the world’s first remote pinning station at its Southampton hub, which is expected to improve safety and productivity during a vital part of port operations.

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