Solent Stevedores' 3500 TEU empty container handling facility at DP Worlds's London Gateway port, Essex provides storage for empty containers on a short or long-term basis.

London Gateway

Located off-dock at the UK’s most sophisticated integrated deep-sea port and logistics hub, we provide a range of broad range of next-generation empty container handling, storage, maintenance, repair and shunting services.

The Port of London Gateway opened in 2014, and with a better than expected level of growth in business, another Empty Container Handling Depot was required to support major Container Shipping Lines at the globally connected, deep water Container Terminal.

When DP World approached Solent Stevedores, our team quickly established an operational plan for the site which encompassed a Traffic Management Plan, Risk Assessments and Safe Methods of Working for all activities carried out in the depot, and an Environmental plan.

Solent Stevedores has invested £5M to develop the 8 acre site on a 15 year lease basis, with the addition of associated machinery and equipment.

Opening hours

0600-1900 Monday - Friday

Telephone: 01375 802 601

Empty Container Services

Solent Stevedores' Empty Container Handlers are capable of twin lifting and stacking containers up to 7 units high. Our London Gateway fleet consists of 2x Hyster ECH’s and a Kalmar ECH and enables optimum storage of Empty Containers of up to 3500 TEU at the facility, whilst also serving the needs of hauliers on a day to day basis.

Berth 7, London Gateway







Reefer Points

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The Depot has had 60 x Reefer Points installed which allows our team of skilled engineers to carry out pre – trip inspections whilst also giving us added flexibility for the export demands of our clients. Solent Stevedores is an authorised service centre - stock spare parts for Carrier and other suppliers will shortly be approved. Reefer Containers can be delivered into the Solent Stevedores Depot where Data downloads take place and an estimate can also be arranged. Once approved, repairs are carried out by our team of highly trained Reefer Engineers, supported by manufacturer training.

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Gen Sets

Gen Sets are available to provide power to a Reefer Container when its usual power source is unavailable - often used for sensitive or chilled cargo travelling longer distances.

Our team

Our team at London Gateway includes 15 full time staff based at the depot, including our newly appointed apprentice.

M&R Software

A bespoke, cloud-based Container Terminal Software solution to handle all client Maintenance & Repair requirements in currently in development.


For more information about our services at London Gateway, please get in touch.

Mike Mustoe
Operations Manager

+44 (0)2380 725790
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