Amazon has opened a new delivery station in Barking, creating at least 50 jobs.

Amazon Logistics has announced the 10,000sqm building in Thames Road is now fully operational, serving customers just in time for Christmas.

The delivery station has created more than 50 permanent jobs, the company says, as well as new delivery driver opportunities for independent and Amazon Flex partners.

Launching the site, Amazon Barking delivery change manager Christian Pearson said: “The team at Amazon in Barking is ready to deliver for our customers ahead of a great festive shopping season, while also creating local job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Barking and Dagenham Post: Amazon worker Antonia Voinea in the Barking delivery stationAmazon worker Antonia Voinea in the Barking delivery station (Image: UNP 2021)

Amazon says delivery stations "power the last mile of its order process" and help speed up deliveries for customers.

Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, then loaded into vehicles to be taken to customers’ doors.