Dubai: DP World’s London Gateway Port is to get a new link to Asia and Australia.
A joint service run by container companies CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd will begin calling at the London port in early January. When it starts, London Gateway will handle all the UK’s direct Australia shipping services.
The service will call at four Australian ports — Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. It’s outward journey from London will call first at the western ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Le Havre, then at the Mediterranean ports of Fos Sur Mer, Genoa, Damietta, then stop at Pointe Des Galets on Reunion before docking in Fremantle.
The return leg offers service from Adelaide to Singapore, stopping at Port Kelang, Chennai, Colombo and Cochin before returning to Damietta. It will stop at Malta and Salerno before docking at London Gateway.
“London Gateway Port, which was built to reflect our flagship Jebel Ali Port and free zone in Dubai, is considered one of UK’s biggest infrastructure projects this century.” said Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World. “Its ability to attract more shipping lines and services underlines the valuable role it plays in supporting the growth of the British economy.”