London Gateway development

Location: London, UK

Company: London Gateway

Cable: TratosFlex ES-DB


Tratos & London Gateway cooperation

Tratos was pleased to supply its Tratosflex-ESDB®  reeling cables for London Gateway, the UK’s first major deep-sea container port. Situated 25 miles east of central London and due to open in Q4 2013, the port is one of the most extensive developments in the UK and will provide entry into London for the world’s largest container ships. 

Tratosflex ESDB cables have been used extensively for similar applications worldwide, including the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai and the Busan Port terminal in Korea. The exceptionally high quality and intelligent design of the range, as demonstrated in previous installations, were a major factor in their selection for London Gateway. 

The Tratosflex ESDB range is different from other reeling cables available, as Tratos engineers have modified the internal cable design, tightening the structure against the internal relative movement to accommodate high speed applications; this prevents the common problem of twisting that affects cables reeling at high speed. Due to the medium voltage rubber insulated and sheathed drum reeling cable, Tratosflex-ESDB cables can operate in temperatures from -20ºC to +60ºC.

London Gateway

DP World London Gateway is the UK’s most integrated logistics hub; a state-of-the-art deep-sea port and rail terminal on the same site as an expansive land bank for the flexible and fast development of logistics facilities and warehouses.

This combination of deep-sea port and Logistics Park offers the best opportunity for bespoke port-centric solutions in the best location.

With unrivalled facilities, tri-modal connectivity, unmatched safety, speed and reliability – closer to consumers – DP World London Gateway is helping to run slicker supply chains.

DP World London Gateway is increasing visibility of cargo as it enters and leaves the country and- most significantly – helping businesses to grow.

Did you know?

DP World London Gateway is the UK’s most integrated logistics hub.

It is linked to every corner of the world with its portfolio of deep-sea services that call into the port terminal, so no matter where UK products are headed or its imports are coming from, DP World London Gateway Port can handle them; faster, more reliably and more efficiently.

A 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park is on the same site as the terminal, offering shippers a unique and highly flexible opportunity to consolidate and sort product for onward distribution, just a few hundred yards from the quay side.

Whether your company is looking for a building to occupy immediately or to design something bespoke, for your supply chain needs, DP World London Gateway has the capability to work collaboratively with you – to maximise the value that can be extracted from such a rare offering.

Integrated logistics means more than just a deep-sea terminals. It means access to the UK’s longest rail terminal, to a same-day port-to-distribution centre shunting service, haulage and storage bases at the port, UPS’s soon-to-be-opened parcel sorting hub and close proximity to all of the East of England’s major A-roads and motorways.

The port handles deep-sea services to and from:

  • China, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • North, Central and South America
  • The Mediterranean
  • South Africa
  • India and the sub-continent

Tratos supports sustainable developments of ports infrastructure

Tratos is very pleased to supply its high-quality cables to the ports around the world. In doing so, Tratos supports the global endeavours of port authorities in upgrading and improving their operational capabilities, which contributes to the sustainable development of ports and achieving the 17 UN Global Goals.

With this project Tratos has supported:

#Envision2030 Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

  • By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

#Envision2030 Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

#Envision2030 Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

#Envision2030 Goal 14: Life Below Water


  • By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
  • Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

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