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DP World London Gateway gets a taste for victory as it demonstrates commitment to industry-leading truck turnaround times 

Rugby champion and Celebrity MasterChef winner Phil Vickery attempts to cook a meal for 20 hungry port workers in less time than it takes a truck driver to drop off and collect a container

In today’s ultra-competitive business environment, a fast and resilient supply chain has never been more important. From just-in-time manufacturing, to next day delivery, getting this right begins at the port, where cargo needs to be able to pass through as quickly as possible.

To meet the evolving needs of shippers and cargo owners, DP World London Gateway uses state-of-the-art technology, high levels of automation, and collaborates closely with customers, port users and authorities to ensure cargo drop-off and collection is achieved in an industry-leading average time of just 35 minutes.

To put that to the test, Rugby World Cup winning legend and Celebrity MasterChef champion Phil Vickery and Michelin starred chef Barry Vera accepted the challenge to cook a meal for 20 hungry port workers in less time than it would take Cliff, an ATL Haulage Contractors truck driver, to drop-off and collect a container.

Andrew Bowen, Port Operations Director at DP World London Gateway, said: “As a trading nation, the efficiency of the UK’s ports’ infrastructure is key and it’s never been more important to turnaround goods quickly. This is exactly why we put customers and port users at the heart of operations, and have continued to innovate and invest here at DP World London Gateway. Our port offers the unique qualities required to enable smarter trade and help build a better world for everyone.”

Check out the video to see how Cliff from ATL Haulage Contractors achieved his win:

Contact us to find out how we can help you get your cargo in and out of the UK faster and more reliably:

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