According to a recent industry report by Colliers International, the future of warehousing and logistics in the UK is going through a huge change with demand for ‘big sheds’ outstripping supply in many areas. So, the opening in Q4 of this year of Europe’s biggest logistic park and the UK’s new deep-sea port at DP World London Gateway’s is hugely anticipated by the industry.
With strong interest from leading retailers and 3PLs the business opportunities provided by the nine million square feet London Gateway Logistics Park is unrivalled.
Situated on the north bank of the Thames, the facility is located close to the UK’s biggest single consumer market representing approximately half of UK sales, London and the South East, and to the country’s major manufacturing and distribution centres. Products can be transported directly from the quayside to the logistics park, which is located on port property.
Savings and efficiencies are on offer to businesses which establish their national, or regional, distribution hub at the London Gateway Logistics Park. The particular location of the park, and the combination of the port and park, provides a unique PortCentric logistics platform giving companies a huge business advantage.
This is of significant importance to UK businesses as it will enable them to reduce overall cost and the environmental impact of their supply chain by cutting the distance goods need to travel to reach final market. It is estimated that approximately 65 million road miles would be saved each year by businesses relocating to London Gateway Logistics Park.
In terms of financial savings, Drewry, the independent maritime consultancy, has indicated that shippers will be able to reduce round-trip costs by £59 per container to the Midlands and North-West and £189 per container for London and the South-East, representing about 90% of the UK deep-sea market.
The road operations are extremely efficient thanks to London Gateway’s location just 10 miles from the M25. As a result, businesses will benefit from fast access to the national motorway network and on to the main consumer markets in London, the South-East and beyond.
London Gateway Logistics Park is also able to offer direct connections into the UK’s rail network offering a fast and reliable transport operation and unmatched access to London, South East and wider UK markets, via their rail terminals located at both the port and logistics park.
London Gateway Logistics Park, the key for future growth in your business.