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Claridon the latest firm superport bound
8:00am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
A PREMIER logistics company is to use London Gateway’s new superport to ship cargo to London, it has been announced.
Claridon Group has announced it will be using the new port, to open at the end of the year, to book cargo shipments with large containers docking at the new site.
Currently, the group has to ship loads from Felixstowe to London, but the new journey will mean it will save hundreds of thousands of road miles and significant amounts of money as cargo is taken to the capital.
Claridon will now route 8,000 20ft containers through Britain’s new deep-sea port as it transports cargo.
Chris Scott, managing director for Claridon Group in Essex, said: “We ship thousands of containers every year to and from Asia and when London Gateway opens, we will be taking advantage of the location and using it to cut supply chain costs for our customers spread across the UK.
“Having a port closer to where the containers need to go means we can significantly reduce costs.
“There’s substantial savings to be passed on to our customers due to London Gateway’s location, which they will be delighted about.”
The £1.5billion superport, which will include the largest logistics park in Europe, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013 Mr Scott added: “Hundreds of millions of pounds of savings for UK firms will be achieved and it’s amazing to think that from next year, the UK shipping and ports industry will change forever.
“I don’t think you can put into words how significant and valuable this location is.”
Charles Meaby, commerical director for London Gateway, said: “We welcome Claridon’s commitment to London Gateway. It’s a great example of what we will be delivering for businesses across the UK.
“It’s a really exciting time for the industry.”
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