05 August 2016
One of the UK’s largest truck and trailer specialists is to work with DP World London Gateway to provide an essential support service to the UK’s newest deep-sea container terminal and its adjacent logistics park.
Hireco, a leading contract hire and maintenance specialist for the road haulage industry, will initially provide facilities for hauliers using the Port and Logistics Park with onsite ancillary services for their fleets, reducing both transport costs and hauliers’ impacts on the environment.
The facility incorporates accessible parking and benefits from easy access to DP World London Gateway Port, as well as other key routes.
Further discussions are taking place between Hireco and DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park to expand onsite services, with hopes of developing three acres to offer chassis hire, vehicle engineering facilities, MOT testing services, parts sales and refrigeration engineering.
As the largest chassis leasing company and the largest buyer of articulated trailers in the UK, Hireco is the latest growing business to work with and serve DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park.
James Smith, Managing Director, Hireco, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our business at DP World London Gateway. The Port and Logistics Park are thriving, warehouse development and lettings close to the port are increasing. This is the future of port-centric distribution - and the opportunity for Hireco to be based at DP World London Gateway is one we are keen to capitalise on.
“DP World London Gateway is 25 miles from Central London and within easy reach of a huge part of the UK’s population. The road networks are excellent and we certainly feel that even non-port users will eventually find their way to the area.”
Mr Smith continued: “The chassis leasing side of our business became operational on site from July 1st, 2016 but for the future, Hireco is aiming to provide its customers with a complete “one-stop shop”.
“This will include tyre replacement and maintenance, fridge services, maintenance and repairs, truck and trailer hire and fast-moving replacement parts. Our aim is to keep users of the port moving, so maximising up-time will be key. Our clients won’t have to travel unnecessary mileage to keep their assets operational and legal. This will therefore be a huge cost saving and benefit for all port users.
Andy Browning, Supply Chain Manager, DP World London Gateway, said: “It is hugely important that as volumes through DP World London Gateway Port continue to increase and the development of DP World London Gateway Logistics Park progresses, we have high-quality ancillary services on offer for our Port and Park users and tenants. “Having Hireco working with us at DP World London Gateway ticks plenty of boxes and we’re pleased to begin another working relationship with a fast-growing and ambitious company.”
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway, said: “UPS is progressing nicely on work to develop a 35,000m², state-of-the-art parcel sorting hub and we have assumed control of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre after an extremely successful first year of operations there. Coupled with a highly reliable, efficient and state of the art deep-sea port – which has an additional berth coming on stream later this year, the development of this world-class, integrated logistics hub in a premier location is really taking shape.”