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Felixstowe on the right lines

[ December 13, 2017   //   ]

The Port of Felixstowe says it has become the first UK port to handle over 1 million TEU by rail in a single year.

The one millionth unit was loaded on onto the 13:34 Freightliner service to Birmingham on 13 December.

Clemence Cheng, executive director, Hutchison Ports and the port’s chief executive, said: “Rail is an increasingly important differentiator for shipping lines as well as importers and exporters and we are able to offer them a greater number of rail services to more destinations, more often, than any other port.”

UK managing director of Freightliner Group, Adam Cunliffe, added: “As a reliable, efficient and sustainable method of distribution demand for intermodal rail freight continues to grow. The Port of Felixstowe plays a vital role in delivering a broad network of rail services to all major UK conurbations.”

The port handles 66 trains a day, making it the UK’s busiest intermodal rail freight terminal. In addition to Freightliner, services are offered by GB Railfreight and DB Cargo.

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