New Business Win for DP World SouthamptonThe £150m project, which includes extensive dredging of the marine access to the Port of Southampton, is due to complete next year (2014).
Southampton, United Kingdom, Wednesday 27th March 2013 -- UK leading shipside and landside performance at DP World Southampton has played part in CMA CGM's decision to add a Southampton call to its new FEMEX service to Northern Europe.
The new service is a vote of confidence for Southampton, who have seen a 28% increase in crane rates over the past 2 years, placing the terminal among the best performing terminals in northern Europe and setting a new standard for vessel productivity in the UK.
Offering customers a direct weekly route into Southampton for Greek and Turkish imports and exports, Southampton has already received an adhoc call from the Santa Balbina, within the CMA CGM FEMEX service, on the 17th March 2013. The first regular weekly service will start calling at the terminal from the 31st March 2013.
The CMA CGM FEMEX service will now call at Southampton, Hamburg and Antwerp before stopping over in Malta and then onto the Greek port of Thessaloniki and the Turkish region of Marmara. The return trip will call into Malta, Tangier and Casablanca before returning to North Europe to complete its rotation.
The terminal is currently upgrading its facilities with a new 500m long deep water quay designed to cater for the next generation of Ultra Large Container Vessels. The £150m project, which includes extensive dredging of the marine access to the Port of Southampton, is due to complete next year (2014).
DP World Southampton managing director Chris Lewis said: "It is a great achievement to secure a new service such as the CMA CGM FEMEX.
This is a vote of confidence in the terminal and our team here in Southampton to maintain the top quality service which, I am proud to say, has become the daily norm.
"Given the huge investment by ABP in our terminal's infrastructure, our market leading performance and our hugely advantageous position near the world's shipping lanes and inland destinations, DP World Southampton is making a uniquely attractive proposition both today and long into the future."
About DP World
DP World operates over 60 terminals across six continents(1), with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue. In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 9 countries.
DP World aims to enhance customers' supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of more than 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted "Best Seaport in the Middle East" for 18 consecutive years.
In 2012, DP World handled more than 56 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 103 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
DP World Southampton is a business name of Southampton Container Terminals Limited, a company registered in England No: 1960484 at: Berths 204-207, Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1DA
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