David Cameron at London Gateway
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London Gateway 'an emblem of ambition' says Cameron

10 June 2013 Last updated at 14:36 BST

A new container port planned for Essex was described as "an emblem of ambition" by the prime minister during a visit to London Gateway near Thurrock.

When it opens it will employ 12,000 people and handle more than three million containers every year.

David Cameron said it was a pleasure to be at the site, which is bigger than the Olympic Park, and see the scale of investment by DP World.