DP World in the UK
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
The Definitive Guide to London Gateway
This is your definitive guide to the UK’s most integrated logistics hub; a sustainable, strategically located, trade enabling centre of excellence on the River Thames. We accelerate growth through our market-leading container port and logistics hub.Read More
About the Port
Learn more about the UK’s fastest growing deep-sea container terminal, located on the River Thames just 25 miles from central London.Read More
Want to visit DP World London Gateway? Click here to view our port’s shipside and landside opening hours, including details on our bank holiday operational working hours.Read More
About the Park
Learn more about our rapidly expanding port-centric logistics park at London Gateway.Read More
See our current speculative and build-to-suit opportunities at London Gateway logistics park.Read More
Find out more about our port-centric warehouse, located right next door to the UK’s newest deepwater port at London Gateway.Learn more
Help reduce your CO2 emissions in line with Net Zero targets, with our highly efficient and reliable rail freight solutions in the UK.Learn more
Our World Our Future
We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to us building a strong business for our customers, our people and our society. Our World, Our Future is our global programme to bring sustainability into every aspect of our work.Read More
We are committed to our employees and our community. We run a programme to support local initiatives and activities, raising the aspirations of local youth through education specifically in STEM and related subjects and raising awareness of logistics and the career opportunities it providesRead More
New photovoltaic panels at London Gateway take DP World closer to net zero goal in the UK
DP World has taken another step towards its ambition of becoming the most sustainable logistics business in the UK after the successful trial of new solar energy units at its London Gateway hub.
The installation of sunlight-converting photovoltaic panels on the canopy of the gatehouse building, through which 548,000 lorries a year enter the port en route to collecting or discharging containers, has generated 29.95 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity in total over the first two months and a highest daily peak of 120 KWH.
Andrew Bowen, Chief Operating Officer at DP World, said: “We are committed to mitigating the impacts of climate change by becoming a net zero logistics organisation by 2050. This successful trial is another step on that journey, with our gatehouse complex becoming the first entirely carbon neutral part of London Gateway since the photovoltaic panels were introduced two months ago.”
“Decarbonisation is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today and we are looking to cut emissions further by increasing our renewable electricity usage. This will mean installing significantly more photovoltaic solar panels at our logistics hubs at both London Gateway and Southampton over the next three years.”
DP World operates the UK’s most advanced logistics hubs: two deep water ports at Southampton and London Gateway with access to freight rail terminals, and a rapidly expanding logistics park on the doorstep of the capital. It makes a major contribution to the UK economy, handling over £43 billion of goods a year.
By decarbonising its operations DP World, which oversees trade flows in over 200 countries across six continents, is offering customers solutions that support their own sustainability journeys. Earlier this year, its Southampton terminal announced that it had delivered an absolute reduction of 55% in net carbon emissions from its fleet and installations in 2022 after transitioning to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a renewable biodiesel derived from sustainable sources.
DP World’s £350m new fourth berth at London Gateway opens for business next summer as part of Thames Freeport and will be the first in Britain to be all-electric. It is also building some of the most sustainable warehouses yet built at the adjacent logistics park, with the target of delivering a 30% carbon reduction during construction and a 40% reduction in operational carbon emissions.