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London Gateway Port

DP World's London Gateway Port is a £1.5 billion terminal capable of handling the largest deep-sea container ships.

Formerly home to a Shell oil refinery, the development is located close to the UK’s largest consumer markets in London and the South East.

DPWorld’s development of the landside facilities will be in line with market demand.  Ultimately the development will feature a 2,700 metre-long container quay with a fully developed capacity of 3.5 million TEU (standard container units) a year.  It will then be the largest multi-modal logistics and business park in the South East of England.

More information at www.londongateway.com

PLA diver and archaeological finds

In preparations for the dredging of the approach channel for the port, PLA divers worked to identify and investigate for archaeological importance more than 400 obstructions so that a strategy could be agreed with English Heritage for their removal or preservation.

On sites that are considered of major archaeological significance, the PLA has been working closely with Wessex Archaeology, with whom it cooperated during the 2004 raising of the remains of the bow section of a 16th century sailing ship discovered in the Princes Channel.  Historically significant items were raised in dives completed during 2007, well in advance of the start of dredging.