MSC’s West Africa Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway.
MSC Sabrina was the first vessel to call at the UK’s most integrated logistics facility on the reconfigured service, on Tuesday, June, 27th.
The West Africa Service provides a fast link for shippers between the UK & Northern Europe and Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, with transit times of under 22 days to ports-of-call in those countries, including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema.
DP World London Gateway Port now has 15 weekly services calling into the terminal, with direct, deep-sea access available to and from more of the world’s locations than any other UK container port.
James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said: “We’re delighted that MSC has chosen DP World London Gateway as the port-of-choice for the West Africa Service’s UK call, opening up a new trade-route out of our state-of-the-art logistics facility.
“Shippers using this MSC service to export to West Africa can be assured of the very best in port service, with access to our Where’s My Container application, class-leading resilience and reliability and use of the very best port technology, all of which ensure we’re well placed to offer greater speed, visibility and improved supply chain certainty.”
Michael Collins, UK Commercial Director, MSC, said: “This move follows the reconfiguration of our West African services and we have decided, as we aim to continue to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, that our UK call to West Africa will now load from DP World London Gateway.
“This will enable us to offer market-leading, direct transits and enhance our nationwide coverage whilst improving our London and South-East services.”