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Felixstowe link restores pre-pandemic service at iPort

[ November 20, 2020   //   ]

Doncaster inland terminal iPort has added a sixth daily train service, to and from Felixstowe, bringing the terminal back up to pre-pandemic service levels.

The new overnight service will operate six days a week and brings the number of daily services between iPort Rail and the port up to three.

As ports around the country have seen an uptick in activity as the volume of containers coming into the UK increases, iPort Rail has also been helping alleviate some of the pressure by storing more containers on site, where there is storage capacity for 1,500 teu.

iPort Rail is also in an advanced stage of its Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status application, which will allow the terminal to process customs on site after the Brexit transition period ends.

Managing director Steve Freeman, said: “We are pleased to see the number of trains operating at iPort Rail return to pre-pandemic levels, which is reflective of the steady increase in activity we are seeing across supply chains throughout Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Throughout this year, our terminal has played a key part in keeping these goods moving and supporting businesses, from local to national. We are more prepared than ever to continue helping companies navigate these uncertain times as we approach the end of the year.”

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