The container shipping giant THE Alliance, comprising of Hapag Lloyd, K-Line, MOL, NYK Line, and Yang Ming, has chosen Southampton and London Gateway as its mainline UK calls.  Both operate as part of DP World.  This will be the first time that regular Asia-Europe services will call to London Gateway.

The UK managing director of DP World, Christ Lewis, said: “For three years, DP World London Gateway has been going from strength-to-strength, winning numerous North-South services, handling a large number of ad-hoc Asia-Europe vessels, increasing productivity and becoming more efficient. Meanwhile, DP World Southampton has consistently maintained its record as the UK’s best performing container terminal and increased its market share.”