Pentalver Transport Limited has commenced work on Phase two of its container facility at DP World London Gateway.
Work started to expand the container yard, located on Berth Seven of the logistics hub, on Monday 15 August.
Pentalver opened the first phase of the facility in 2015, following a successful interim operation in support of customers who has commenced container operations at the new port.
Phase two of the development will add 40% additional capacity to the Pentalver operation, since opening in November 2013.
Pentalver managing director Chris Lawrenson said: “I am delighted that work is starting on the second phase of this important expansion project which will significantly enhance our DP World London Gateway operation.
“Pentalver has been in constant dialogue with customers to identify their requirements and we will continue to develop our business to meet their needs at this integrated logistics facility.
“Pentalver has a great working relationship with DP World at London Gateway and Southampton and, as container service providers to common customers, it is imperative that container infrastructure is available to work alongside the state-of-the-art terminal facilities.
“I would also like to thank our parent company, Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) for supporting this investment project within 100 days of our acquisition, highlighting their commitment to growth in the UK container sector.”
DP World London Gateway Head of Port Commercial James Leeson said: “We are delighted to see Pentalver begin expansion of its container depot operation at DP World London Gateway, after a very successful first three-and-a-half years of service provision.
“The company has shown a commitment to build cutting-edge container facilities that complement our own state-of-the-art terminal operations and supply a range of services for our joint customers. These services will include loaded and empty storage, reefer and dry container maintenance and repair, transport and cargo handling.
“We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with Pentalver as the port continues to grow through our customized solutions to fit our clients’ needs.”