One of the UK’s largest independent shipping companies, John Good Shipping, has moved into the recently opened logistics centre at DP World London Gateway.
It was previously reported that DP World had officially opened the centre, which is set to become the UK largest logistics hub.
John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, has chosen to move to the new hub to increase efficiencies for its clients whilst capitalising on the huge opportunities for the company to further develop its ship agency and freight forwarding activities in London and the South East.
The move into the high tech office accommodation comes as the company announces the consolidation of its Brentwood and Tilbury offices.
This forms part of its strategic goal to create a larger, more streamlined central hub at DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park.
The capacity of DP World London Gateway’s first distribution centre assists John Good Shipping’s growing portfolio in freight forwarding and customs clearance.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “John Good Shipping is a valued tenant and a very professional organisation. Their choice in using DP World London Gateway’s logistics park is a testament to the benefits of locating shipping companies at what is set to become the UK’s largest logistics hub.
“Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of officially opening our brand new Logistics Centre and I am pleased to announce that the building is already 80% full. This is great news as we have plans to expand and we are now talking to potential clients about phase two of the development.”
Alan Platt, Managing Director at John Good Shipping, said: “It is a fantastic location for trade and this is absolutely the right decision for our business. It will ensure we can continue to deliver efficiencies to our customers.
“Our clients will benefit from more efficient UK supply chain technology, which delivers products to markets faster, more efficiently and reliably.”
Fact File: Opened Q4 2013, DP World London Gateway is the UK’s newest, major deep-sea container port adjacent to Europe’s largest logistics park. Owned and operated by DP World and situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway provides unrivalled deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK.