£40m investment

DP World has announced that Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, will benefit from a major programme of investment in 2021.


DP World Southampton is part of DP World, the leading global provider of smart logistics, and one of its two UK deep water ports with freight rail terminals which were awarded Freeport status by the Government in March. The new infrastructure investment totalling £40m is designed to provide customers with speed, security, reliability and flexibility and will include dredging and widening of the berths, a £10m investment in a new class of 11 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, a £1.5m extension of a quay crane rail by 120 metres and other quay cranes relocated or decommissioned.