Freight News, Rail

East-west trial train for food firm

[ January 19, 2021   //   ]

The Innovate UK-sponsored Liverpool-Humber Optimisation of Freight Transport (LHOFT) project has operated a trail train service operated by Freightliner to deliver food products from Elst, in the Netherlands to the Kraft Heinz national distribution centre in Wigan. The LHOFT project aims to establish an East-West freight transport corridor linking Liverpool in the West to the Humber port complex in the East.  The trial was considered a complete success and Kraft Heinz is now be considering whether to build on its findings.