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DP World is the only terminal operator to provide a choice of two deep water ports in the UK – DP World Southampton on the south coast and DP World London Gateway, on the River Thames estuary. Together we provide unrivalled, quick and easy access to the key consumer markets in the UK.Read More
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Compagnie Fruitiére banana ripening facility is completed at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park
The new ripening centre will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford and will help to reinforce the company’s approach to a vertically integrated supply chain. It is expected to be fully operational by 2021.
DP World’s high-quality construction, smart logistics solutions and industry-leading technology means that the new ripening facility will deliver the most efficient banana supply chain, optimising the ripening process and using technology to help future-proof the business.
The facility, located on plot LG70, sits at the heart of London Gateway’s Logistics Park and offers truly multimodal integration with the UK supply chain. Built adjacent to London Gateway’s deep-sea container port, with an international rail terminal on site, Compagnie Fruitière has become part of a connected supply chain that is faster, more efficient and sustainable.
The warehouse has received both a BREEAM Outstanding rating and an EPC rating of ‘A’.
London Gateway is able to work with prospective occupiers on a range of build-to-suit solutions, ranging from 100,000 sq ft to 1.6 million sq ft, with fast delivery times following agreement for lease. Planning permission can be obtained within only 28 days as a result of London Gateway’s Local Development Order.
Speaking on completion of the new ripening facility Keith Sadler, Managing Director, Compagnie Fruitière said:
“Compagnie Fruitière are very pleased to take delivery of its new ripening facility from our partner DP World and we look forward to this exciting project becoming operational in early 2021.
“The port centric location, combined with the use of technology to deliver efficiency and to enhance freshness, will further strengthen our supply chain and Compagnie Fruitière’s reputation for excellent quality and service with its customers.”
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway said:
“We are delighted to have delivered a bespoke best in class banana ripening facility for Compagnie Fruitière. The new facility further consolidates London Gateway’s position in the UK as the premier destination for imported temperature controlled and frozen produce.
“It further demonstrates the supply chain efficiencies to be derived from locating a warehouse operation in a logistics park adjacent to the most technologically advanced port in the UK – a semi-automated port possessing the capacity to handle refrigerated cargo traffic on an unmatched scale. Needless, to say attracting another shipping line customer as warehouse operator at the Park is a significant additional win for London Gateway.
“Compagnie Fruitière’s decision to locate in the park is an important endorsement for us and will provide them with the opportunity to drive further supply chain efficiencies for the benefit of their customers. Proximity to the largest market in the UK by population, London and the South-East not only reduces stem mileage and emissions, but also results in helping to mitigate cost pressure. We believe it to be altogether a more sustainable business strategy over the long term.”