in London may be set for an increase in the next few years as
estimations have suggested that a new deep-sea container port could
create up to 36,000 positions.
DP World, the port operator involved in the London Gateway
development, carried out an independent survey to create the total,
12,000 of which will be available in the short term in the areas of
logistics and construction.
The Dubai operator was initially unsure about pressing ahead with
the project and back in March last year was close to pulling
However, it recently spent £130 million to ensure that the plans
continue and to signal its loyalty in allowing the project to
Prime minister Gordon Brown said: "The London Gateway is a
significant foreign investment into the UK.
"It will help bring the largest deep-sea vessels here and improve
the efficiency of the UK's freight distribution, creating thousands
of jobs, future growth and economic prosperity."
DP World has 49 terminals in 31 countries and is among the largest
marine terminals in the world.
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