Its official! After more than a decade of planning and construction the wait is now over as London Gateway has officially opened its brand new state of the art terminals for business!
Costing £1.5billion and located in Thurrock, Essex, the port is 20 miles down the River Thames from London, and will be the UK’s second largest capable of accommodating the largest cargo ships in the world.
The MOL Caledon received a warm welcome as the first scheduled vessel to arrive into the Port, on 7 November 2013, bringing in all kinds of cargo which has now been distributed around the UK.
Currently operating with its first berth open the port features 2,700 metres of quay, six deep-water berths with depth alongside of 17 metres, 24 giant quay cranes, 9 millions square feet of warehousing space and an annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU. The terminals also provide rail freight services across the UK.
For photographs of the new London Gateway and for further information regarding the new Port visit www.londongateway.com/news-media/photo-gallery
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