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London Gateway will provide 2,700 metres of quay, six deep-water berths with depth alongside of 17 metres, 24 giant quay cranes and an annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU. It will make London a hub for international trade once again.
As well as being on the doorstep of London and the South East, London Gateway is better placed to serve destinations much further afield, enabling shippers from across the UK to make substantial savings – by reducing delivery times, haulage costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
London Gateway provides excellent accessibility, with the UK’s best tidal access; road connections to the North, South, East and West via an eight-lane highway; and the UK’s largest port rail terminal with hi-cube access to the country’s major rail hubs. More than 30% of London Gateway port traffic is expected to go by rail.
In addition, shippers will have access to London Gateway’s 9 million square foot logistics park, Europe’s largest consumer market and existing distribution hubs in the UK’s Midlands.
With brand new state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, London Gateway will bring greater reliability to supply chains.
LOGISTICS PARK - WITH EASY ACCESS TO THE UK'S NATIONAL ROAD AND RAIL NETWORK
Where’s the best place to locate warehousing, distribution and added value activities? Where the cargo comes in, of course!
London Gateway logistics park offers importers an exciting opportunity to tighten up their supply chain solutions, cutting costs, time and carbon by locating closer to major population centres.
On the doorstep of Europe’s largest biggest consumer market, London Gateway logistics park also offers excellent connections, with easy access to the UK’s national road and rail network – hence providing the ideal location for efficient, streamlined distribution centre operations.
Forget the complexities of building on other sites. We’ve made it easy to choose London Gateway for your distribution centre. Planning permissions are already in place for building sheds of up to 42 metres external height and in excess of 1 million square feet. Management and service regimes on the park will be taken care of and environmental conditions have already been met.
DEEP SEA CONTAINER TERMINAL
The Port of Bristol has been granted a harbour revision order authorising development of a new deep water container terminal without the need for a public inquiry. The terminal will be located on brownfield and reclaimed land at Avonmouth Dock on the site of a former oil terminal and oil tanker jetty.
The 1.5m TEU facility, which will have four estuary berths capable of receiving vessels of 16 metre draft at all states of the tide and links to the Port's existing rail and road connections, will be able to handle the largest container vessels currently in operation, as well as future Ultra Large Container Ships of up to 14,000 TEUs.
The development site is subject to national, European and international environmental designations and the work also involved negotiations with regulators and nature conservation bodies for the protection of marine and avian species and natural habitats during construction, deep dredging and future operation and the provision of large scale compensatory habitats.
The work covered all aspects of the proposed development and included devising and managing the consents strategy and drafting, applying for and obtaining the harbour revision order.
7 TON OUT OF GAUGE HORSE HEAD SHIPPED FROM FELIXSTOWE, UK TO PHILADELPHIA
This unusual out of gauge project cargo had dimensions of 10.3 x 3.4 x 3.2 meters and weighed 7 tons. The shipment was picked up in Felixstowe; where the sculpture was built and transported by road to the port of Felixstowe where it would be shipped to the USA.
Due to the shape and weight distribution of the consignment, it had to be lifted using heavy duty loading slings attached to a heavy lift crane. The cargo was positioned above a low loader trailer and slowly lowered into position. Once it was correctly in place, ratchet straps were used to secure the shipment to the low loader for the road transportation onto the port of Felixstowe.
The OOG piece was unloaded from the trailer on arrival, using heavy lift equipment due to the size and configuration of the consignment, rather than the weight. The cargo was lowered onto a 40ft flat rack container which was lashed and secured for the ocean transportation to the USA.
The shipment safely arrived to the port of Philadelphia where it was unloaded from the vessel and checked for damage. The sculpture was required at an event being held not far from the port of Philadelphia, and once unloaded the cargo was stripped from the 40ft flat rack, and loaded onto another low load trailer for the movement to the event being held in Philadelphia.
The out of gauge project shipment could have been a complicated job but Tuscor Lloyds’ project management staff and the experienced cargo handlers knew how to approach this heavy and abnormal load.
The cargo made it safely to its delivery destination, damage free and within the clients crucial budget and time scale.
CONSTRUCTION OF A BRAND NEW WIND FARM AT THE PORT OF LIVERPOOL
The Port of Liverpool Wind Farm was an exciting, state-of-the-art £14m project which saw the installation of 4 Nordex N90 wind turbines.
Each wind turbine is 80m tall with 45m long blades and all were installed on the edge of the River Mersey, approximately 2km north of Liverpool city centre.
The project commenced in February 2008 and a challenging series of works had to be completed within the 53 week programme defined by the client.
The initial stage of the project saw the well executed diversion of the existing services running through the site. This was followed by the installation of 4 large temporary cofferdams, allowing the major foundation works to begin.
32 (8 in each base) 1,000mm diameter bored piles were used as the base to support the vast, cylindrical wind turbine towers.
After the on-schedule completion of the foundation works, all constructed within very close proximity of the dock wall of the Port, the turbines were erected using specialist equipment and the expertise provided by Kier Construction and our skilled subcontractors.
This involved the fixing of 75 tonnes of reinforcement, 6 tonnes of steel trestles and the pouring of 1,000cu m of structural concrete per turbine base.
Further specialist works necessary included the excavating 4km of trenching with 12km of 33KV cable and 4km of Scada cable laid. The installation of a GRP sub station was also completed with maximum efficiency.
The project finished on time, within budget and with an exceptional health and safety record.
The new wind farm generates up to 10MW of electricity for Peel Energy, the equivalent of 5,591 homes.
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