DP World today announced that it has signed an agreement with road transport operator Swain Group for a 2.25-acre distribution center at London Gateway’s freight and logistics center.

As part of the three-year agreement, Swain Group will use the wharf site for temporary storage of imported building materials such as stone and off-site fabrication, to construct buildings faster and more safely, and to a higher quality before their distribution to the end customer in a truck.

Together with the Port of Tilbury and Ford’s Dagenham site, London Gateway will form Thames Freeport after being granted ‘free port’ status by the government earlier this year, further strengthening its critical role in the international supply chain from the United Kingdom.

Ernst Schulze, Managing Director of DP World UK, said: “We aim to be a partner in the business success of our customers, providing fast, reliable and flexible links to supply chains and international markets. . London Gateway has nearly 10 million square feet of land, with a planning agreement at the port and adjacent logistics park and I urge companies looking to expand to contact us to find out more about how they could benefit. to be part of a free port.

Mathew Deer, Managing Director of Swain Group, added: “We process over 100,000 tonnes of construction material per year on ships arriving at London Gateway and we expect this figure to continue to increase as construction in London and in the south-east will resume following the pandemic. “