Eddie Stobart to establish new base at London Gateway

To support its growth strategy for the south of the country, Eddie Stobart has announced plans for a new container base at DP World London Gateway.  The company believes the location will allow the business to be in the best possible place to provide new and existing customers with competitive container transport solutions.

As well as being on the doorstep of London and the South East, the decision to locate services at the UK’s newest port and logistics park was taken to ensure that the company is in position to support its customers’ growth strategies and ensure better services are in place for accessing the nation.

The move will allow Eddie Stobart to use its road and rail solution to serve destinations across the UK, and provides shipping lines and cargo owners with the opportunity to reduce mileage and costs, as well as supporting their overall carbon reduction agendas and increase supply chain reliability.

For Eddie Stobart, London Gateway is located closer to the midlands and enables quicker access into London.  By far the UK’s biggest consumer market, the capital’s population is expected to increase from 8.7 million to 10 million consumers in the next 15 years.

Alex Laffey, CEO at Eddie Stobart said: “We see the potential at DP World London Gateway and the opportunity to offer our customers greater cost efficiencies and environmentally friendly supply chain solutions.

“As a multimodal transport and warehouse provider, we believe that London Gateway provides a natural strategic fit with the growth plans for our business.  We look forward to working in partnership with the DP World team so that we can jointly offer world class transport solutions.”

DP World London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, added: “We are delighted to welcome Eddie Stobart Logistics to DP World London Gateway.  It’s great to see a leading brand realise their growth plans here at Britain’s newest port and logistics park, which reduces costs from supply chains by allowing customers to ship closer and save money.

“We welcome Stobart’s commitment to provide competitive prices for deliveries into the UK market.  The team are highly professional and I’m confident Eddie Stobart will provide UK cargo owners and shippers the very best in service and deliver real savings across the industry.”