SOUTHAMPTON’S container terminal is set to benefit from £40m worth of investment to take the site “to the next level”.
DP World announced on Tuesday that Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, will benefit from a major programme of investment in 2021.
The investment worth £40m is aimed at providing customers of DP World Southampton with speed, security, reliability and flexibility and comes after the Solent was granted Freeport status last month.
The funding will include:
• The dredging and widening of the berths to ensure that DP World Southampton will be able to continue to accommodate the world’s biggest ships.
• A £10m investment in a new class of eleven hybrid straddle carriers.
• A planned £3m investment in the redevelopment of the yard for the storage and delivery of customers’ empty containers.
• A new Border Control Post (BCP), including UK Border Force and port health inspection facilities, to enable multiple government agencies to expedite checks on cargo entering the country . . .
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