A new truck park with space for 170 vehicles has been opened at DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.
The park, operated by fleet vehicle management company Hireco, is located on a larger truck park plot adjacent to the port’s main gate, and off the main artery road of the Logistics Park.
Currently, only parking and washroom facilities are available, but more services will be introduced in the next couple of months. This will include Marlon’s Bistro on the Port – a restaurant that will be open every day – showers, toilets, WiFi, vending machines, CCTV and automatic number plate recognition and AdBlue facilities.
Parking at the yard is £2 per hour for the first five hours and £24 for six to 24 hours thereafter. Contract parking will also be available from £85 per space per week.
DP World London Gateway comprises the UK’s fastest growing deep-sea container port on the same site as a 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park for warehousing and distribution facilities. It is located just a few miles from the A13 and 10 miles from Junction 30 of the M25.
Oliver Treneman, park development director at DP World London Gateway, said: “A key part of the Logistics Park’s overall offering is to provide facilities which make DP World London Gateway a fully integrated logistics hub – able to serve the needs of UK importers and exporters.
“The opening of a truck park is an important step in this mission; accommodating the needs of increasing numbers of trucks and their drivers – which come and go from the port and Logistics Park to collect the goods we buy day in, day out from shops and online – with good quality parking facilities that are secure and well equipped has always been our goal.
“We’re pleased to be able to do this in conjunction with Hireco, as we have established an extremely productive relationship with them in recent years.”
Drivers can find the new truck parking facility by turning left onto Ocean Boulevard after coming down the port and park’s main access road, and then turning right at the first set of traffic lights.
Picture: Andrew Bowen
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