David Cameron visits Stanford-le-Hope port as M&S reveals it will base warehouse on site

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  • Prime Minister David Cameron is at Stanford-le-Hope's DP World superport as Marks and Spencer announces it will be basing its warehouse there.

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aerobic1 says

This is fantastic news regarding Marks & Spencer, plus also the extra jobs which will come from DP World. This will certainly put Thurrock back on the map and hopefully Grays, when the education centre is up and running - had a look today at the building going up - it is getting there!

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Jubilation says

Ive heard that Canvey residents are worried, it seems these massive container vessels, deliver a massive bow wave, which is going to decimate the canvey beaches.

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Jubilation says

coddy wrote:
As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature
Google D/P World, and learn that D/P World id already going from strength to strength, with thousands of containers being loaded/unloaded daily, they have eight vessels, per day, alongside their quays with thousands of lorries, with an average turnaround time of 16 minutes.
Await the rumbling............

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The site was the closest the company could get to London and it says a flourishing port near the capital will be reminiscent of hundreds of years ago when the Thames was a thriving business district in its own right.

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Most of the port’s customers will be transporting goods from the Far East to retailers in the UK.

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The first ships should start arriving by the end of next year and when it is completely finished the port will be able to unload six of the biggest container ships in the world at the same time.

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London Gateway is being built by Dubai-owned DP World, at a cost of £1.5bn, on the site of a former oil refinery.

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The PM is at DP World to give a speech ahead of the G8 summit. 

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11:46am Mon 10 Jun 13

aerobic1 says...

This is fantastic news regarding Marks & Spencer, plus also the extra jobs which will come from DP World. This will certainly put Thurrock back on the map and hopefully Grays, when the education centre is up and running - had a look today at the building going up - it is getting there!
This is fantastic news regarding Marks & Spencer, plus also the extra jobs which will come from DP World. This will certainly put Thurrock back on the map and hopefully Grays, when the education centre is up and running - had a look today at the building going up - it is getting there! aerobic1

12:37pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Jubilation says...

Ive heard that Canvey residents are worried, it seems these massive container vessels, deliver a massive bow wave, which is going to decimate the canvey beaches.
Ive heard that Canvey residents are worried, it seems these massive container vessels, deliver a massive bow wave, which is going to decimate the canvey beaches. Jubilation

12:38pm Mon 10 Jun 13

coddy says...

As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature
As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature coddy

12:44pm Mon 10 Jun 13

HadleighBoy says...

I think Dubai Ports may have thought about that. I am sure they have a plan I think you can safely say they are not stupid.
I think Dubai Ports may have thought about that. I am sure they have a plan I think you can safely say they are not stupid. HadleighBoy

12:51pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Jubilation says...

coddy wrote:
As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature
Google D/P World, and learn that D/P World id already going from strength to strength, with thousands of containers being loaded/unloaded daily, they have eight vessels, per day, alongside their quays with thousands of lorries, with an average turnaround time of 16 minutes.
Await the rumbling............
[quote][p][bold]coddy[/bold] wrote: As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature[/p][/quote]Google D/P World, and learn that D/P World id already going from strength to strength, with thousands of containers being loaded/unloaded daily, they have eight vessels, per day, alongside their quays with thousands of lorries, with an average turnaround time of 16 minutes. Await the rumbling............ Jubilation

3:02pm Mon 10 Jun 13

essexboy111 says...

coddy wrote:
As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature
MARKS and Spencer is to invest £200million at Stanford-le-Hope's DP World super-port, creating 700 new jobs for south Essex.
[quote][p][bold]coddy[/bold] wrote: As i understand it no-ones signed up yet to bring containers to the port. So all this crap about M&S signing up is a bit premature[/p][/quote]MARKS and Spencer is to invest £200million at Stanford-le-Hope's DP World super-port, creating 700 new jobs for south Essex. essexboy111

3:26pm Mon 10 Jun 13

coddy says...

DP world can berth ULCC's These can hold up to 18,000 containers. Not sure about the jobs in Thurrock but the manorway wil be busy.
DP world can berth ULCC's These can hold up to 18,000 containers. Not sure about the jobs in Thurrock but the manorway wil be busy. coddy

5:51pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Howard Chase says...

Will the M&S warehouse put the DSL distribution centre by the Dartford Crossing out of business, if it's still up and running all these after I last worked there picking and despatching clothing etc to numerous M&S stores in the East of England and beyond?
Will the M&S warehouse put the DSL distribution centre by the Dartford Crossing out of business, if it's still up and running all these after I last worked there picking and despatching clothing etc to numerous M&S stores in the East of England and beyond? Howard Chase

6:10pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Thurrockbob says...

Jubilation wrote:
Ive heard that Canvey residents are worried, it seems these massive container vessels, deliver a massive bow wave, which is going to decimate the canvey beaches.
Yawn!
[quote][p][bold]Jubilation[/bold] wrote: Ive heard that Canvey residents are worried, it seems these massive container vessels, deliver a massive bow wave, which is going to decimate the canvey beaches.[/p][/quote]Yawn! Thurrockbob

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