DP World London Gateway has handed CMA CGM Group the keys to its new multi-temperature warehouse. Practical completion of the base build of the facili..."> DP World London Gateway has handed CMA CGM Group the keys to its new multi-temperature warehouse. Practical completion of the base build of the facili...">

DP World London Gateway hands over new warehouse

DP World London Gateway has handed CMA CGM Group the keys to its new multi-temperature warehouse. Practical completion of the base build of the facility at the Logistics Park was achieved in late March and the building was handed over during a ceremony on Thursday, April 4.

CMA CGM, which has taken a long-term lease on the build-to-suit development, will now begin occupancy of the 107,155 sq ft building. Construction of the facility saw over 1400 piles driven into the ground, 5,000 cubic metres of concrete poured and over one kilometre of steel work used to create the 12.5-metre-high frame.


CMA CGM will now make its own enhancements to the warehouse, which includes the fit out of temperature control equipment, before operations begin in the summer.


Alongside chilled and frozen chambers to handle a large variety of temperature-controlled products, the cold store has been designed for CMA CGM to offer its customers a wide range of added-value services, in addition to CMA CGM’s sea-freight offering, such as product quality control, packing, sorting, labelling, palletisation and bagging. It will also offer customs clearance, shunting (transfer from the quay to the warehouse) and delivery transportation (last-mile delivery).


Readie Construction was appointed to carry out the building works, project managed by DP World. Up to 130 people worked on the construction.


The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s second largest carrier of “Reefers” (refrigerated containers) with a fleet of 385,000 TEUs and 288,000 Reefer plugs, is currently bringing cargo through DP World London Gateway Port on seven services.

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