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A container ship laden with
19,000 containers has launched
a series of new shipping routes stopping at DP World London Gateway. MSC Tina called at
the port recently, kicking off four
new services involving five of the world’s biggest shipping lines, collectively known as “THE Alliance”.

As of 1 April 2017 DP World London Gateway has four new services from THE Alliance, including two services from Asia. The consortium of container

shipping lines – which comprises Hapag Lloyd, K-Line, MOL, NYK Line and Yang Ming – will bring vessels on its FE3 and FE5 services into London Gateway, all of linking Asia and Europe.

Vessels deployed on the consortium’s transatlantic AL1
and AL2 services will also call at London Gateway.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO and chairman, DP World, said:
“This is a strong endorsement of
UK industry. We are proud that
THE Alliance has chosen to

make all of its UK calls at DP
World terminals from April and
we strongly believe
that DP
World in the UK is best
placed to offer the consortium
and its customers the very
best service.”

Chris Lewis, UK managing
director, DP World and CEO,
DP World London Gateway said: “We are committed to providing
all our customers, with the very
best and highest standards of service, from reliability and
security, to efficiency and safety.”

cargo for the UK/China rail freight
trains, in conjunction with Yiwu
Timex Industrial Investments Co.,
which is running the service with
China Railway Container.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World said: “We are proud to be playing a key role in facilitating this significant trade occasion between the UK and China.

“DP World is a leading enabler of global trade,
with its network of marine and inland terminals, industrial zones and logistics and ancillary services to ensure nations all over the world can move goods in,
out and inland efficiently
and reliably.”

A train laden with thousands
of British goods has left London Gateway, headed for eastern

It will make a 7,500-mile,
three-week journey to Yiwu in the Zhe Jiang province, just under three months after the first-ever import train from China arrived in the UK.

The service is part of China’s One Belt, One Road programme – reviving the ancient Silk Road
trading routes to the West.

Products on board include soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby goods.

After passing through the Channel Tunnel, it will call in Duisburg, Germany, then Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan before the train crosses to Yiwu, China. Container operator OneTwoThree Logistics is overseeing the transportation and booking of

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