DP World’s London Gateway has handled its 10 millionth container.
The milestone comes just nine years after the smart logistics hub opened.
Last year London Gateway transported 1.8 million TEU, an increase of almost 650 per cent compared with its first full year of operation in 2014.
A new £350 million ($377 million) fourth berth will further increase capacity by a third when it opens in 2024.
Ernst Schulze, UK Chief Executive of DP World, said: “After the disruption of recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are looking for capacity, reliability and growth opportunities.
“Within a decade, London Gateway is likely to be handling up to 30 per cent of the country’s containerised trade.
“Its port-centric logistics park will be one of the largest in Europe, employing 12,000 people and underpinned by investment in a second rail terminal and a new fourth berth,” Schulze added.
DP World announced in July that London Gateway handled more than one million TEU in six months between January and June, a record for the port.
This performance contributed to a record volume of cargo in the first half of the year for DP World’s ports in the UK, with a combined total of 1,937,000 TEU when factoring in throughput at Southampton.