UK Volume 22

uk.superbrands.com Superbrands UK Vol. 22 DP World is at the heart of Britain’s trading future, providing the right trading infrastructure, smart logistical solutions and the benefits of freeport status to its customers. DP World believes in the UK market and has the ambition and resources to boost growth, support businesses, create jobs and improve living standards Market DP World is Britain’s maritime gateway to the world and is connected with more destinations than any other logistics hub. By offering a choice of deep- water entry and exit points to and from the UK, DP World can provide greater flexibility and choice for shipping lines and cargo owners. Working with a wide spectrum of businesses, DP World has the infrastructure, vision and partnership approach to support them as they grow. Product DP World is one of the largest global logistics companies and is expanding rapidly. Operating in 64 countries, it now handles 10% of worldwide container traffic. Aiming to provide supply chain integration, it operates the UK’s smartest logistics hubs, encompassing two deep water ports with freight rail terminals at Southampton and London Gateway. At London Gateway a rapidly expanding logistics park on the doorstep of the capital is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in Europe, set to employ 10,000 people. Operating two ports means that DP World can offer unrivalled flexibility and choice to customers. Volumes can be switched quickly and easily between locations, giving customers more control over their supply chains and increased security of supply for critical goods coming into the UK. DP World’s commitment to Britain’s trading future is underpinned by its participation in Thames Freeport. This offers an economic zone connecting London Gateway with the Port of Tilbury as well as Ford’s world-class production and logistics facility in Dagenham. It is supported by an advanced software business, which provides online links to customers and border control. DP World is continuing to invest in and develop its market- leading digital platform to meet the future needs of businesses. Achievements Firmly committed to investing in the UK’s trading infrastructure, over the last 10 years DP World has invested £2bn in the UK. London Gateway is one of the country’s largest privately funded investment projects of the last 30 years. Its port-centric logistics park provides supply chain solutions, high-quality warehousing as well as light manufacturing. In this dynamic market, customers are diverse and require unique solutions encompassing everything from one million sq ft of warehousing to support e-commerce sales, to the provision of a state-of- the-art banana ripening facility. Over the next 10 years, approximately £1bn of further investment has been designated for the UK. As part of the Thames Freeport partnership, DP World is funding a skills accelerator that will benefit the local area and ultimately expand the pool of talent available to its customers. It is also investing in apprenticeship programmes at Southampton and London Gateway. Furthermore, relationships are being developed with universities to help DP World advance its skills and inclusion agenda. DP World is also involved in UK communities, partnering with local schools and environmental charities in the Our World, Our Future programme. Recent Developments DP World has a clear sense of responsibility to reduce the impact of its operations and to offer customers solutions that support their own sustainability journeys. The close proximity of London Gateway to Europe’s largest consumer market gives DP World a natural advantage, while its investment in rail interconnectivity at both of its hubs eases congestion on the roads. Southampton has the highest proportion of containers moved by rail in the UK, at more than 30%, and the emphasis on rail across both ports takes 300,000 trucks off UK roads each year. DP World is also investing in the electrification of plant and machinery operations. For example, London Gateway’s logistics park is the size of 400 football pitches, the biggest of its kind in Europe DID YOU KNOW? Expo 2020 Pavillion

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