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Maritime adds new intermodal rail service

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Maritime Transport has introduced a new intermodal rail freight service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).

The new rail service, Maritime’s tenth, commenced on Monday 26 October and runs five days a week from Monday to Friday with a weekly capacity of up to 320 containers.

Three existing services already run daily from EMG, including two to the Port of Felixstowe hauled by DB Cargo UK and Freightliner, and one to the Port of Southampton hauled by GB Railfreight.

The news comes just weeks after Maritime announced its acquisition of Wincanton Container Logistics. Under the deal, which came into full effect on 17 October, all employees and assets have been transferred to Maritime who will continue to work with Wincanton plc as a strategic partner supporting a number of Wincanton’s customers’ international supply chains. The combined business has created a road fleet of 2,000 Maritime vehicles with 3,000 employees and 37 transport and container depots across the UK.

Announcing the new LGP – EMG service, Maritime’s managing director – intermodal and terminals, John Bailey, stated: ‘We continue to see remarkable growth in our rail volumes which truly reflects our ability to deliver highly-efficient and reliable services to our customers and their businesses. We are delighted to announce this new service which opens up another transport route to the East Midlands region, and look forward to seeing the significant environmental and cost-saving benefits it will bring.’

In just 18 months, Maritime has extended its rail offering for its growing customer-base, and now operates or has contractual commitment on the following services:

  • Felixstowe to EMG
  • Felixstowe to Doncaster iPort
  • Felixstowe to Hams Hall
  • Felixstowe to Wakefield
  • Felixstowe to BIFT (Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal) (x2)
  • Felixstowe to Trafford Park
  • London Gateway to Wakefield
  • London Gateway to Trafford Park
  • London Gateway to EMG
  • Southampton to BIFT
  • Southampton to Hams Hall
  • Southampton to Wakefield
  • Southampton to Trafford Park
  • Southampton to EMG