A record volume of cargo was handled at DP World’s two UK ports in H1-2021, after the company invested in capacity and capability to meet customer demand.
Between January and June this year DP World’s smart logistics hub at London Gateway saw throughput of 888,000 TEU, a more than 23 percent increase on the previous H1 record set in 2020, it was revealed in a press communiqué.
At DP World Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, throughput in the first six months of the year was 995,000 TEU, the second best first half ever, which contributed to a record combined UK total of 1,883,000 TEU.
Imports and exports through London Gateway and Southampton included automotive parts, white goods and household furniture, as consumers spent more on physical products during the pandemic.
“These record H1 numbers for our UK business show that we have the capacity and capability to continue delivering first class services for all existing customers whilst also expanding customer choice by handling new sailings,” remarked Ernst Schulze, Chief Executive, DP World, UK.