London Gateway Attracts New Customers Hamburg Sud and Hapag-Lloyd
The two German container liners, Hamburg Sud and Hapag-Lloyd, have announced that they will shift some of their services from the port of Tilbury to the new London Gateway port. The main advantage is that London Gateway will be able to accommodate even the largest container ships in the world. From May 2014 on, the new port will reach an annual capacity of 3,5m TEU by providing 2,700 meters of quay, six deep-water berths with depth of 17 meters as well as 24 quay cranes.
On November 6th, 2013, the first scheduled container ship at London Gateway, MOL CALEDON, arrived. The vessel was coming from South Africa sailing MOL’s SRX service. The new container terminal will make London Gateway, which is currently ranked 3rd largest container port in the UK, the largest logistics port in Europe.