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First Southampton trains for East Midlands Gateway

[ May 7, 2020   //   ]

Maritime Intermodal has operated a rail freight service from DP World Southampton to its terminal at East Midlands Gateway, the first-ever train from the port city to enter EMG. Hauled by a DB Cargo locomotive and with a capacity of up to 74teu each way, Maritime’s eighth service to date ran for two days only on 30 April and 1 May. It will however become a regular service if there is enough volume. Containers destined for the East Midlands region would have been stored at Maritime’s Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal but EMG now offers storage for up to 4,000teu willing cutting delivery times significantly and providing much greater flexibility.