DP World in the UK
DP World is the only terminal operator to provide a choice of two deep water terminals in the UK – DP World Southampton on the south coast and DP World London Gateway, on the River Thames estuary. Together we provide unrivalled, quick and easy access to the key consumer markets in the UK.Read More
Meet the Team
Meet DP World UK’s senior management team. Together, they bring extensive experience from across the shipping and logistics industries. It’s a very special blend of enthusiasm, innovation and confidence to challenge the status quo.Read More
We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential for building a strong business for our customers, our people and our society. Our World, Our Future is our global programme to bring sustainability into every aspect of our work.Read More
Tariffs and Charges
A full breakdown of our prices and public tariffs.Read More
Learn more about our customised, flexible off-dock container storage at our London Gateway and Southampton ports.Learn more
Help reduce your CO2 emissions in line with Net Zero targets, with our highly efficient and reliable rail freight solutions in the UK.Learn more
Deep Water Facilities
Our customers are introducing ever-larger ships on the main Far East trade routes. DP World Southampton understands the pressures they face to reduce costs and save fuel and our response is to offer better productivity and flexible berthing windows when calling at Southampton.Read More
Take A Virtual Tour
Look around DP World Southampton and get a good feel of the scale of our operations.Read More
DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ sustainability strategy guides our approach. It helps us to work in a responsible way that prioritises sustainability and the impact on the people, communities and environment in which we operate.Read More
Projects and Initiatives
We’re embedding sustainability into our business so that it becomes part of everything we do and working with partners to contribute to a more greener and cleaner community.Read More
Regulations for container weighing
Under SOLAS regulations, every laden export container must have its weight verified before it is loaded onto a ship.
The shipper is responsible for providing the VGM of a container regardless of who actually packs it.
DP World offers shippers an efficient service to weigh laden export containers at our UK terminals.
Those shippers choosing to provide their own certified weight need to ensure that the VGM is communicated sufficiently in advance to be used in preparation of the vessels stowage plan.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has issued a guidance note on the implementation of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations.
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Frequency Asked Questions
All the fine details you might want to know about container weighing.Read More
How Does It Work?
At DP World Southampton we provide you with fully compliant and verified weighing solutions to meet the International Maritime Organisation legislation.Read More
What Do I Have To Do Next?
More information for cargo owners, exporters, shipping agents, freight forwarders and hauliers.Read More