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Eddie Stobart takes to the rails

[ September 12, 2018   //   ]

Eddie Stobart has launched a train service from the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and on from Daventry to Mossend, Scotland.

It is the logistics firm’s first ever train service to run from Tilbury, and has a capacity of between 30 and 36 containers. It will run three days a week between Tilbury and Daventry, and twice weekly from Daventry to Mossend. It will initially be a four-month trial, with a view to being rolled out fully in 2019.

Sector director at Eddie Stobart, John Clark, said: “The ability to link London ports by rail to central Scotland is something we have been looking to launch for some time and the interest in this new service has been extremely encouraging. It’s an exciting step that sees Eddie Stobart Logistics continuing to broaden its complete end-to-end logistics offering, while remaining focused on how we can offer environmentally conscious transportation solutions.”

Asset manager at London Container Terminal, Ross McKissock, added: “This new service underpins our commitment to provide sustainable and cost effective logistics solutions for our customers, aiding growth and competitiveness in the supply chain. The service is made possible thanks to Eddie Stobart’s collaboration with Port of Tilbury, Direct Rail Services, JF Hillebrand and Samskip.”

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