Ten of the Europe-Asia services operated by the container consortium THE Alliance are to call at DP World’s container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton.
THE Alliance, which comprises Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Yang Ming, said that from April all of its mainline UK calls will be handled by DP World, a Dubai-based port operator.
Ships on the FE1, FE2 and FE4 services will use Southampton and those on the FE3 and FE5 will be the first regular Asia-Europe services to call at DP World London Gateway.
In addition, ships deployed on THE Alliance’s trans-Atlantic AL3, AL4 and AL5 services will call at Southampton, while those on the AL1 and AL2 will call at London Gateway.
DP World formally opened its third berth at London Gateway at the end of March.