25.1.2022 | Ports

Phase 3 expansion at Pentalver's London Gateway Terminal completed

Plan completed to schedule, growing from nine to 14 acres, increasing overall site capacity from 4,000 TEU to 7,400 TEU.

Pentalver Transport Limited, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), is delighted to announce the completion of the Phase 3 expansion of its container terminal at Berth 7, DP World London Gateway, the UK’s largest automated and fastest-growing deep-sea container port.

Despite ongoing challenges from the pandemic, the extensive Phase 3 expansion work was completed to schedule and sees the operation grow from nine to 14 acres, increasing overall site capacity from 4,000 TEU to 7,400 TEU and providing vital additional storage for customers.

As well as increasing both maintenance and repair and reefer operations, the terminal now operates 24-hours per day, offering access to return and collect both empty and laden containers to feed the vital haulier links that keep the nation flowing.

“With changing customer demand and Covid-impacted inventory, the UK logistics industry has seen huge pressure on container terminal infrastructure over the course of 2021,” said Chris Lawrenson, G&W Managing Director of UK Terminal Services. “Our new 24-hour, expanded facility allows us to add over 40% capacity to one of the UK’s critical mainline Port operations and enhance our crucial support to the UK logistics industry.”

Ernst Schulze, UK Chief Executive of DP World said: “I am delighted that Pentalver has completed their Phase 3 expansion at Berth 7. At London Gateway, we have the space, infrastructure and vision to support customers as they grow. Our partnership approach, logistics expertise, digital solutions and intermodal connectivity, particularly rail, help us to solve logistical challenges and give our customers more control over their supply chains.”