VIDEO: Johnson Backs London Gateway as Global Trade Hub (UK)
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was welcomed recently to DP World London Gateway by DP World Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah and London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, as new figures show that the development will deliver 27,700 jobs in London and the wider South East region as well as contribute £2.4 billion to its annual GDP.
“London is set to regain its position as one of the world’s greatest ports, and establish itself once again as a gateway to world trade. This gargantuan site will create tens of thousands of jobs in our capital and the South East, whilst helping to drive continued prosperity for the rest of the UK. DP World’s investment is a huge boost to the economy and a massive vote of confidence in London’s future,” said Johnson.
London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway provides unrivalled deep-sea shipping access for the world’s leading businesses to the largest consumer markets in the UK.
The port’s location, with its superior operational systems and service, ensure ships load and unload as fast as possible, making London Gateway a world class asset for the UK.
Dredging Today Staff, August 13, 2013