Cargo owners and shipping lines attend ceremony and see three more giant quay cranes arrive
DP World London Gateway has been honoured by rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK in a locomotive naming ceremony which took place at the rail terminal at the UK's newest deep-sea container port and logistics park.
The ceremony, which coincided with the arrival of three more giant quay cranes bringing the total delivered to eight, involved representatives from across the intermodal industry who were present to see the new nameplates bearing the name 'DP World London Gateway', unveiled on a DB Schenker Class 66 locomotive (66185), by Simon Moore, CEO of DP World London Gateway.
DB Schenker Rail UK, who will provide track maintenance and operational services at the new rail terminal from November, made history last week when it operated the first intermodal train from London Gateway to transport cargo from the fire damaged ship ZIM Rotterdam. DP World London Gateway provided an emergency berth for the damaged ZIM Rotterdam even though the port is not yet operational.
The 'DP World London Gateway' locomotive is set to become a familiar sight on services operated by DB Schenker Rail UK who will run trains to and from the port through its regular services to Trafford Park and Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal.
“It’s an honour to have a train named after us. We were very pleased to be able to welcome DB Schenker, cargo owners and shipping lines to the event and witness first-hand the excellent working partnership in place between us,” said Simon Moore.