Pentalver will develop a permanent container depot at DP World London Gateway following the success of an operation it launched from a temporary premises opened in April 2014.

The new depot will see the container specialist operating out of a purpose-built five acre site to begin with, with additional land available to accommodate growth. It anticipates expansion to nine acres within the first five years.

Phase one of the development, which opens in Spring 2015, will enable Pentalver to offer services to vessels discharging at DP World London Gateway, including cargo handling, transport, loaded storage, empty storage, reefer services, maintenance and container refurbishment.

Chris Lawrenson, MD of Pentalver, said: “The new London Gateway operation will bolster the services we offer at our existing dockside depots and inland facility, so we are delighted to be playing a significant role in the future plans of the UK’s newest port.”

Simon Moore, CEO, DP World London Gateway, added: “Pentalver’s decision to move ahead with its permanent facility is a major development for us; this commitment clearly recognises the strategic importance of the UK’s newest deepwater port.”