Container haulier Pentalver Group has this week opened a new depot at DP World London Gateway. The new facility includes storage for empty containers, dry container repair, and refrigeration services, all of which began operating yesterday (28 April). A spokeswoman for Pentalver said the site was opened on a trial basis on Friday, but was officially up and running today. Pentalver MD Chris Lawrenson said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer these services at DP World London […]
The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year.
Genesse & Wyoming (G&W), the United States-based rail freight company, has completed its takeover of Pentalver for an undisclosed sum.
The fallout from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping is likely to be far reaching with hauliers operating out of Felixstowe potentially facing writing off large debts.