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
Regulations for container weighing
Under SOLAS regulations, every laden export container must have its weight verified before it is loaded onto a ship.
The shipper is responsible for providing the VGM of a container regardless of who actually packs it.
DP World offers shippers an efficient service to weigh laden export containers at our UK terminals.
Those shippers choosing to provide their own certified weight need to ensure that the VGM is communicated sufficiently in advance to be used in preparation of the vessels stowage plan.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has issued a guidance note on the implementation of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
All the little details you might want to know about container weighing.Read More
How does it work?
At DP World Southampton we provide you with fully compliant and verified weighing solutions to meet the International Maritime Organisation legislation.Read More
What do I have to do next?
More information for cargo owners, exporters, shipping agents, freight forwarders and hauliers.Read More