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London, 7th November 2013 - Commenting on the opening of the London Gateway port, Richard Evans, Joint Head of Logistics at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “The opening of the London Gateway Port will have a major impact on both the UK and European logistics market and is indicative of the increasing global importance of seaport logistics. Port-centric logistics is rapidly gaining momentum as a source of competitive advantage for cargo owners and there is increasing recognition of the benefits of locating distribution centres at, or close to the ports through which they import/export. The port will reduce transport costs, time to market and carbon emissions for cargo owners and provide new opportunities for shipping lines to service the UK market. With 95% of UK international trade being exported by sea, the impact on the UK economy will be significant.”
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Jones Lang LaSalle were appointed sole property agents by DP World for the London Gateway development in April 2012.
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