Business Secretary Vince Cable is to visit a deep sea port in Essex that will have the capacity to handle the world’s largest cargo ships, up to 400m long.
Cable said the London Gateway site, 25m east of central London, will make the UK more attractive to international businesses looking to establish themselves in Europe.
He said: “If Britain is to continue to drive to improve productivity and competitiveness, this is exactly the kind of infrastructure development we need to foster. London Gateway demonstrates the continued confidence the international business community has in the UK.
“We are creating world class infrastructure for the UK which will take London back to its roots as a global trading hub.”
The deep sea port and logistics park will have created 700 news jobs by the end of the year and 36,000 when the project is completed. More than 25% of dredging and reclamation work has been completed at the site.