Dixons Carphone, a multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, is distributing goods to stores and homes from DP World London Gateway.
The facility supports Dixons Carphone in meeting growing demand for online retail; demand that has underwritten the company’s strong trading performance during lockdown. The electrical and telecommunications retailer incorporates high street brands Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail.
This 316,000 sq ft facility was built as a joint venture with one of the world’s largest industrial real estate developers, Prologis.
Dixons Carphone began occupying the facility in October 2017 to fulfil requirements for Black Friday and Christmas, but has recently committed to a long-term agreement with an option to extend the facility.
The London Hub is currently handling parcels /packages inbound form Europe, before distributing them to smaller centres in the south east. From there parcels are delivered direct to businesses and homes. This is called ‘hub and spoke’ model.
The UPS London Hub strategically located at DP World London Gateway to facilitate faster cross-border trade, it is a state-of-the-art parcel sorting facility using high levels of automation
It is currently handling parcels and packages inbound from Europe, before distributing them to smaller centres in the south east in a ‘hub and spoke’ model. From there, parcels are delivered direct to businesses and homes.
The 345,000 sq ft facility is the company’s largest ever infrastructure investment outside of the USA. The building can be expanded, but the first phase can already process 28,000 packages an hour.
SH Pratt Group, one of Europe’s leading fruit importers, operates a bespoke temperature-controlled facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park through new venture Halo.
Halo Handling is a new business venture of SH Pratt Group one of the UK’s largest importers of fruit – particularly bananas, of which it brings between 23 and 30 million per week into the country.
One of the key reasons Halo is located at DP World London Gateway is because of its proximity to a deep-sea port linked to markets exporting vast amounts of fresh fruit to the UK. The company took occupation of 108,900 sq ft and began operation in October 2018.
Halo handles soft fruits arriving into the UK from the Mediterranean, South America, Southern Europe and the Caribbean. It packages and labels the products before taking them to depots for major retailers.
Having this operation located at the port and closer to a densely-populated area of consumption means Halo is reducing its truck movements, its fruit miles and therefore its carbon emissions by thousands of tonnes each week.
Ceva Logistics, a world leader in maritime transport, took occupation of their multi-temperature controlled warehouse at London Gateway in April 2019, and began operation in October 2019.
The 107,371sq ft cold store facility features chilled and frozen chambers to handle a large variety of temperature- controlled products.
It offers customers a wide range of added-value services such as product quality controls, packing and sorting, labelling, palletisation and bagging.
It also offers customs, clearance, shunting (transfer from the quay to the warehouse) and delivery transportation (last mile delivery).
Ceva Logistics’ is a strategic partner of the CMA CGM Group, the world’s second largest carrier of reefer containers bringing cargo through DP World London Gateway Port on several services.
DP World London Gateway has opened a 13.5 acre truck parking facility at the Logistics Park. It provides truck parking for vehicles using the port.
A 5.5. acre common user facility is operated by Hireco. The site features 169 bays for trucks and trailers. With ANPR activated gates, the park is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Trucks can roll in, have their number plates scanned, and roll out after their stop.
There are designated bays for contract customers, cash and card pay stations for casual customers and an app-based payment system may come later.
The facility is fully equipped with separate male and female toilets and showers, a café/restaurant and vending machines. Drivers can grab something to eat whether they are staying all night or just popping in for a quick rest.
The rest of the truck park is split into four yards:
ATL Haulage Contractors occupies one yard of 3.32 acres and provides parking for up to 80 trucks. The yard is also the haulier’s occupational headquarters.
Seven Lincs occupies a yard of 1.3 acres
Cosco Shipping Crystal Logistics occupies a yard of 1.3acres
Wincanton occupies a 2.64 acres
Hireco occupies a 5.24 acre common-user facility providing short term truck parking for vehicles using the port, fully equipped with separate male and female toilet and showers, cafe/restuarnt and vending machices.
KBC Logistics Limited occupies 2.03 acres adjacent to the UPs facility
Lidl, one of the fastest growing grocery retailers in the UK, operates out of Phase one of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre.
It took occupancy in Spring 2017 distributing products to its south east network of UK stores.
Phase one of the Logistics Centre comprises 180,000 sq ft of warehousing. The buiding is a multi-let facility which includes office tenants such as; Port Health, Confetti and Lace Limited, Britannia Bureau Limited, Warwick Estates Property Management Limited, Boluda Towage London Limited, Arrk Europe Limited and John Good Shipping Limited
Compagnie Fruitiere, a leading ripener of bananas and supplier of fruits across Europe and major producer of fruits in the Africa-Caribbean Pacific oregion, took a long lease on 70,000 sq ft warehouse
The build to suit facility a cold store completed in August 2020, with the goal of being fully operational by early 2021.
MADE.COM, a leading European design brand and fast growing e-commerce retailer took occupation of 165,000 sq ft warehouse space at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in January 2019. It chose to locate at DP World London Gateway for its proximity to market – enabling two-man deliveries to home and business addresses.
The retailer is utilising the on-site deep-sea port, with goods inbound to the UK arriving at this centre to save on miles travelled inland by containers.
The online retailer has recently exercised its expansion option for a delivery of a new bespoke warehouse due to be operational in 2021.
Ziegler UK Ltd, is a growing multimodal logistics company who recently took occupation on a long-term lease in April 2020, operating as a distribution centre.
The warehouse extending to 95,000 sq ft will be the location for its London-centric logistics hub, handling import and export consignments and will serve as home to its UK headquarters.
Ziegler will offer its customers a range of value-added services from the site, facilitating customs processes, deconsolidation of goods and providing an all-encompassing supply chain service that matches ever-evolving global market demands.
DHL Supply Chain, the world's leading contract logitics provider recently signed an agreement to lease a brand new bespoke 500k sq ft facility at Plot 3040.
Their 482,000 sq ft, 42m high bay warehouse will be state-of-the- art, using high levels of automation, with 36m clear eaves height and boasting an internal equivalent to 645 Olympic swimming pools
work has already underway to prepare the plot in advance of commencing the main build in 2021
Full planning for the 42m high bay warehouse was received in 24 days through our unique LDO and the should be fully operational early 2023
The BREEAM Outstanding building will be fully automaed and operated on behalf of a dedicated single end user
P&O Ferrymasters, one of the leading European providers of tailor-made transportation and logistics, took occupation of the LG231 as a distribution centre in December 2019
The primary focus of this facility is the food and beverage and FMCG industries but it is suitable for any vertical indusrty
The facility is 'wet bonded' and provides an operational flexiblity and capacity to their customers needs to ensure their supply chains are becoming even more efficient and effective, with direct access to a central hub linking rail, deep sea and short sea
The facility will be handed over for occupation in April 2020.
Units up to 1.6 million sq ft can be developed with flexibility
Planning consent for 9.25 million sq ft of warehousing can be obtained in less than 28 days
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