Pentalver LGW expansion 2

Pentalver Transport, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), has completed the Phase 3 expansion of its container terminal at Berth 7, DP World London Gateway.

Despite ongoing challenges from the pandemic, the 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 vital haulier links.

London Gateway is now said to be the UK’s largest automated and fastest-growing deep-sea container port.

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“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 MD 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 have 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 inter-modal connectivity, particularly rail, help us to solve logistical challenges and give our customers more control over their supply chains.”