Photo: DP World press release

New cranes at London Gateway set to significantly boost rail capacity

DP World has received two new Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for its London Gateway rail terminal, which it is claimed will lift rail capacity at the logistics hub by 50%.

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In a press release, DP World confirmed that the new cranes will go into operation in mid-August.

The port operator says the cranes are intended to meet the fast-growing demand for increased rail connections and more sustainable supply chain solutions from customers.

“The new cranes will also increase box handling capacity at the terminal by 75 per cent, enabling more freight to be carried to and from the terminal by rail, reducing congestion on local roads, removing carbon emissions from the supply chain, and helping customers stay competitive,” said DP World, in its announcement.

Commenting on the announcement, Ahsan Agha, Vice President Port Operations at DP World London Gateway, said:

“After the disruption in supply routes in recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are constantly looking for new capacity and sustainable solutions and we are delighted that the increased rail capacity at London Gateway will help us deliver on both fronts.”