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Joint effort launches Teesport-Scotland rail link

[ July 6, 2015   //   ]

DB Schenker Rail UK has teamed up with PD Ports to run a direct daily service (Monday to Friday) from Teesport to Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland – in what is believed to be the first time that a rail freight company has partnered directly with a port to serve the intermodal sector. The onward leg to Grangemouth from Mossend has been enabled through close collaboration with Malcolm Logistics.

Head of sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, Les Morris, said: “We have worked closely with PD Ports to bring this service to fruition which will transport goods directly from Teesport to Scotland. This is an excellent example of how logistics companies can come together to provide bespoke solutions for our customers.”

Geoff Lippitt, PD Ports’ Business Development Director, added: “This new service operated by DB Schenker Rail UK will allow us to further develop Teesport’s connections with Scotland and enhance the Port’s transport infrastructure network to the benefit of shipping lines and intermodal customers. It will also provide daily links to European ro-ro and lo-lo services.”

It follows Teesport’s opening of a dedicated rail terminal at Teesport and in the last three years has introduced a new terminal operating system, new RTG cranes and reach stackers as well as significant investment in yard infrastructure.

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