Eddie Stobart has announced a new container transport base at DP World London Gateway.
Eddie Stobart believes the location will allow the business to be in the best possible place to provide new and existing customers with competitive container transport solutions from the south of the UK for which they are renowned in the north. The DP World site will provide Eddie Stobart with a strategic operational base to support their growth plans in the south of the country.
As well as being on the doorstep of London and the South East, DP World London Gateway will allow Eddie Stobart to serve destinations across the UK, using their road and rail solution to provide shipping lines and cargo owners the opportunity to reduce mileage and costs as well as supporting their overall carbon reduction agendas and increasing supply chain reliability.
Alex Laffey, CEO at Eddie Stobart said of the announcement:
“We see the potential at DP World London Gateway and the opportunity to offer our customers greater cost efficiencies and environmentally friendly supply chain solutions. As a multimodal transport and warehouse provider, we believe that London Gateway provides a natural strategic fit with the growth plans for our business. We look forward to working in partnership with the DP World team so that we can jointly offer world class transport solutions.”
“We are delighted to welcome Eddie Stobart Logistics to DP World London Gateway. It’s great to see a leading brand realise their growth plans here at Britain’s newest port and logistics park, which reduces costs from supply chains by allowing customers to ship closer and save money. We welcome Stobart’s commitment to provide competitive prices for deliveries into the UK market. The team are highly professional and I’m confident Eddie Stobart will provide UK cargo owners and shippers the very best in service and deliver real savings across the industry.”
The decision to locate services at DP World London Gateway was taken to ensure that Eddie Stobart was in position to support the growth of their customers and ensure better services are in place for accessing the nation. The port and logistics park is located closer to the midlands and the location also enables quicker access to the biggest consumer market in the UK, London. The capital is expected to grow from 8.7 million to 10 million consumers in the next 15 years.
About Eddie Stobart
The company was founded in Cumbria in the 1960s where Eddie Stobart started out as an agricultural contractor. From the first named trucks; Twiggy, Suzi, Dolly and Tammy, this family business has grown into the company seen today that employs over 6,000 staff across more than 40 sites served by over 2,400 vehicles.
Given the growth of the business it is no surprise that an Eddie Stobart vehicle is seen on average every 4.5 minutes on the UK’s roads. The company has become loved by the public, with a strong fanbase of Stobart spotters following our iconic vehicles.
The Eddie Stobart brand is synonymous with professionalism and quality, providing multimodal logistics solutions throughout the UK and Europe. Our transport offering is supported by the largest FMCG rail freight service in the UK, specialist divisions for the transportation of a broad range of goods, a container logistics port, an automotive division and a vast network of depots and warehouses. And we carry many industry and globally recognised accreditations.
Our vision is to be recognised for our pride and professionalism in delivering innovative customer solutions and service excellence.
About DP World London Gateway
London Gateway is uniquely combined with Europe’s largest logistics park, offering a portcentric solution that provides the ideal location, facilities, connectivity, speed, efficiency and reliability that today’s shippers need for their supply chains.
In short, London Gateway provides the most efficient link between deep-sea shipping and the largest consumer markets in the UK.
The six new deep-water berths at London Gateway will add 3.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to the nation’s port capacity to meet the infrastructure demand resulting from the growth in ship size. London Gateway has been modelled on DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted ‘Best Seaport in the Middle East’ for 19 consecutive years.