Pentalver has opened its five acre, permanent container services site at DP World London Gateway – the first phase of its two-step development of facilities at the port. The new site, located adjacent to the port’s main gate, including cargo handling, transport, loaded storage, empty storage, reefer services, maintenance and container refurbishment facilities. It can also be expanded to nine acres. Chris Lawrenson, MD at Pentalver, said: “With phase one now officially open, the facility will play a key role […]
London Gateway claimed it saved 9,000 lorry journeys after accepting a single “mega delivery” of aggregate by cargo ship.
The introduction of peak-time charges as part of the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system (VBS) has been described as unacceptable by container hauliers. The port has started charging hauliers £1.50 per booking for access between 12pm and 5pm but has suspended proposals to introduce the charge between 5am and 7am. In a letter to operators, Port of Felixstowe commercial director Paul Wallace said: “For all UK major ports there is a significant daily cost to support the yard resource […]
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.