The container ships, operating on routes of THE Alliance on the directions Asia-Europe and Europe-North America, which visit UK will call at the terminals of DP World in London Gateway and Southampton. The vessels operating the Asia services FE1, FE2 and FE4 will be serviced at the terminal DP World Southampton, FE3 and FE5 at the DP World London Gateway terminal. The FE3 and FE5 will be the first regular services from Asia and Europe on the DP World London Gateway terminal. The container terminal DP World Southampton will be the only terminal in the UK that will service all three key alliance carriers – THE Alliance, Ocean Alliance and 2M Alliance.
In a separate statement, DP World reported that the third berth at the London Gateway terminal will begin operating by the end of March.
“The company is the only operator in the UK that has two deepwater terminals, which makes it possible to switch ship calls between them if necessary”, said the head of DP World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, commending the agreement with THE Alliance.
It is assumed that the vessels of THE Alliance will operate vessels with a capacity of up to 20,000 TEU after the delivery of new MOL container ships during this year.
DP World is UAE company, which operates multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions. It has a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets.