DP World in the UK
DP World is the only terminal operator to provide a choice of two deep water terminals 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
Meet the Team
Meet DP World UK’s senior management team. Together, they bring extensive experience from across the shipping and logistics industries. It’s a very special blend of enthusiasm, innovation and confidence to challenge the status quo.Read More
We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential for 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
Tariffs and Charges
A full breakdown of our prices and public tariffs.Read More
Learn more about our customised, flexible off-dock container storage at our London Gateway and Southampton ports.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
Deep Water Facilities
Our customers are introducing ever-larger ships on the main Far East trade routes. DP World Southampton understands the pressures they face to reduce costs and save fuel and our response is to offer better productivity and flexible berthing windows when calling at Southampton.Read More
Take A Virtual Tour
Look around DP World Southampton and get a good feel of the scale of our operations.Read More
DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ sustainability strategy guides our approach. It helps us to work in a responsible way that prioritises sustainability and the impact on the people, communities and environment in which we operate.Read More
Projects and Initiatives
We’re embedding sustainability into our business so that it becomes part of everything we do and working with partners to contribute to a more greener and cleaner community.Read More
End to end, door to door, tracked, traced, low-carbon, secure, cost-effective and, of course, on time: never before has moving goods from 'A' to 'B' been so demanding.
We have the Isle of Wight and our upriver location to thank for our remarkably sheltered position. Protected from the prevailing winds, it takes some pretty rough conditions to stop us working. Our cranes continue to load and unload some of the largest ships in the world when strong winds force other ports to halt operations.
Retailers depend on swift, slick, efficient and highly complex supply chains to bring their goods from all over the world to the shop shelf. Time is money. Often we are talking about 15 minute delivery windows. Reliability is vital.
We understand the pressure on our customers. We recognise our role as a vital link in the supply chain, and we are confident that our own strengths and efficiencies make us a link they can depend on.
Our customers tell us we are the most productive terminal for shipside and landside operations in the UK. We intend to stay that way.
We are not a ‘stand-alone’ operation; we never forget that what happens in the container terminal can have a significant knock-on effect further along the supply chain.
Underlying everything we do is a dedication to productivity and customer service.
Performance that counts
Thanks to consistently our performing other ports for efficiency and shipside productivity with minimal weather disruption.
Loading or unloading, ships, trucks or trains, DP World Southampton leads the way in productivity. It’s a matter of pride – we like to be record-breakers! We set the standards that others try to follow:
High vessel productivity: we’ve achieved a 20% increase in crane handling rates, and we are still improving.
We average a half-hour turn around for trucks dropping and collecting containers, well ahead of the UK standard.
We work in close cooperation with the rail operators, so we can prioritise boxes for rail – ensuring that the boxes are where they’re needed, when they’re needed. By providing a reliable, efficient service, we help to ensure that container trains out of DP World Southampton run full, maximising the benefits all round.
We believe in consistency. Ours is a determined team effort, with working agreements, systems and equipment deployment combining to deliver the best service.