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THE Alliance selects DP World’s UK terminals for trade routes to US and Asia

LBR Staff Writer Published 10 March 2017

Global container shipping consortium, THE Alliance, has selected ports and logistics services firm DP World to handle all of its mainline UK calls.

The consortium, including Hapag Lloyd, K-Line, MOL, NYK Line and Yang Ming, will use DP World Southampton container terminal for vessels on its FE1, FE2 and FE4 services and DP World London Gateway for those on FE3 and FE5, which will connect Asia and Europe.

DP World Southampton will also be used for vessels on the consortium’s transatlantic AL3, AL4 and AL5 services, and DP World London Gateway for vessels on AL1 and AL2 services.

The FE3 and FE5 are claimed to be the first regular Asia-Europe services to call at DP World London Gateway, helping the port to offer a wide range of services for shippers on North-South and East-West trade lanes.

The port will be connected with DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, which features one million m² of supply chain and distribution space for retailers and logistics customers such as Lidl and UPS.

 Due to new Asia-Europe and transatlantic services, the DP World is also planning to open its third berth for full operations by the end of this month.

The third berth can be used by shipping lines and cargo owners in retail, engineering and automotive sectors.

In addition, the DP World Southampton container terminal is handling vessels operated by Ocean Alliance and 2M alliance.

DP World CEO and chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “We are proud that ‘THE Alliance’ has chosen to make all of its UK calls at DP World terminals from April and we strongly believe that DP World in the UK is best placed to offer the consortium and its customers the very best service.”

Image: THE Alliance has chosen DP World’s UK ports to handle its mainline UK calls. Photo: courtesy of DP World.