London Gateway to be supported by Hireco

One of the UK’s largest truck and trailer specialists is to work with DP World London Gateway to provide a support service to the UK’s newest deep-sea container terminal and its adjacent logistics park.

Hireco, a maintenance specialist for road haulage, will provide facilities for road hauliers using the logistics park with onsite ancillary services for their fleets, reducing transport costs and hauliers’ impacts on the environment.

As Hireco is the largest chassis leasing company in the UK, DP World hope to expand onsite services to offer chassis hire, vehicle engineering facilities, MOT testing services, parts sales and refrigeration engineering.

James Smith, managing director at Hireco, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our business at DP World London Gateway. The port and logistics park are thriving, warehouse development and lettings close to the port are increasing. This is the future of port-centric distribution - and the opportunity for Hireco to be based at DP World London Gateway is one we are keen to capitalise on.

“Our aim is to keep users of the port moving, so maximising up-time will be key. Our clients won’t have to travel unnecessary mileage to keep their assets operational and legal. This will therefore be a huge cost saving and benefit for all port users.”

Andy Browning, supply chain manager for London Gateway, said: “It is hugely important that we have high-quality ancillary services on offer for our port and park users and tenants. Having Hireco working with us at DP World London Gateway ticks plenty of boxes and we’re pleased to begin another working relationship with a fast-growing and ambitious company.”