Wincanton to open London Gateway haulage site

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Wincanton to open London Gateway haulage site

UK’s biggest logistics firm to extend coverage by building new facility at port in Thames estuary

Wincanton to open London Gateway haulage site

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Britain’s largest logistics company, Wincanton, has announced plans to establish a two-and-a-half acre container haulage base at DP World London Gateway. 

The port represents a strategic location in the UK’s largest consumer market, providing excellent connections to the distribution golden triangle in the Midlands.

Ultimately, the new site will allow Wincanton, which serves the grocery and food and drink markets, to deliver better service and coverage, driving efficiencies and boosting its nationwide transport operations, the company wrote in a press release.

The base will include truck parking alongside office facilities to house an on-site operations team.

Chris Fenton, MD for industrial and transport at the company, said: “As a major logistics provider, it’s important for us to make sure we have the right facilities in the right places. We’ve been moving customer containers in and out of DP World London Gateway since it opened, and have seen an increase in our customers’ needs in that location as the site has grown.

“The location has excellent links to our wider transport network, and this new facility represents a great opportunity to grow our presence in a key strategic location.

“I look forward to collaborating with our customers to ensure that they continue to reap the benefits of our substantial nationwide coverage as a result of this deal.”

Chris Lewis, the port’s CEO, added: “Wincanton has recognised the excellent location and facilities of our site, and we have worked together to ensure that their customers can benefit from them. As the largest British logistics company, Wincanton has a vast transport network that spreads throughout the UK, and this new facility will only serve to reinforce that position.”

Wincanton currently operates from more than 200 locations across the UK and Ireland, with around 3,600 vehicles providing transport and distribution services in grocery, food and drink, construction and consumer goods, among other sectors.

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