Boris Johnson has climbed the tallest port cranes at London’s new trade hub that will create more than 27,000 jobs and contribute £2.4 billion to the UK’s economy.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was welcomed to DP World London Gateway by DP World Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah and London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore.
DP World Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome the Mayor of London to see for himself the scale of the site, which is three times as large as the City of London.
“With some 3,500 construction workers employed every day and thousands of long term jobs to be created, this is a huge inward investment by DP World into the UK.”
The Visit comes just weeks after the announcement that Marks & Spencer will build a 900,000 square foot distribution centre on the site, which is just 25 miles from Central London.
London Gateway’s logistics park will be Europe’s largest and will see deep-sea cargo sent directly to the market from distribution centres at London Gateway, removing the time and cost associated with movement of goods via inland distribution centres.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London is set to regain its position as one of the world’s greatest ports, and establish itself once again as a gateway to world trade.
“This gargantuan site will create tens of thousands of jobs in our capital and the South East, whilst helping to drive continued prosperity for the rest of the UK. DP World’s investment is a huge boost to the economy and a massive vote of confidence in London’s future.”