Westbound takes up London Gateway 'positivity'

Fast-growing freight company Westbound Shipping Services has moved its offices to London Gateway – with ambitions for further growth as it ‘absorbs the positivity’ of the new deepwater container port and logistics park.

“We are upsizing – we had well and truly outgrown our offices in Brentwood and expanded as much as we could,” says director Ryan Clark. “We needed a new office and London Gateway provided the ideal answer for us. We have the kudos of being the first freight company based here, and we intend to take full advantage of what London Gateway has to offer.”

Westbound specialises in Far East, US, Indian, South American, Middle East and European freight, including full load containers (FCL), less than container loads (LCL) and airfreight. It is an NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier), handling both imports and exports.

At London Gateway, the company will initially move into offices at DP World’s Gate 2 building. It will move into the Common User Facility as soon as that new building is ready.

“We have high hopes of the CUF being a central consolidation hub for the UK,” says Ryan. We will sign a ten-year lease and will be looking to use the logistics facilities there.

The fact that containers can be unpacked and packed in the CUF with our own offices nearby will be of huge benefit.”

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