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First Freightliner for Teesport’s new terminal

[ December 2, 2014   //   ]

PD Ports welcomed the first Freightliner train to Teesport’s new intermodal rail terminal on Saturday 15 November. The rail operator will offer new intermodal connectionsto Felixstowe and Southampton and further new routes to Scotland, the Midlands and the North West are expected in line with market demand.

The establishment of the new rail terminal, built by Owen Pugh Construction, is the latest major phase in PD Ports’ wider on-going investment at Teesport and a £16.7m container terminal expansion in 2011.

PD Ports’ group CEO, David Robinson, said: “Our facility at Teesport has the potential to further attract logistics activity to sites with efficient low cost transport networks and we will continue to work hard to see this come to fruition.”

Freightliner commercial director, Keith Gray, added: “To be competitive in UK container transport, rail requires well-positioned, high quality terminals and this site delivers both.”

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