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Maritime increases London Gateway’s northern exposure

[ July 17, 2019   //   ]

Maritime Intermodal has launched two new daily rail services from DP World London Gateway to its terminals at Trafford Park (Manchester) and Wakefield.

The DB Cargo-hauled trains are the operator’s fifth and sixth to date, following the launch of Maritime Intermodal in April and can move up to 76teu in each direction. Export services operate Monday to Friday and imports Tuesday to Saturday. Maritime also plans to increase the number of trucks stationed at it depots nearby to support this increase in volume.

Maritime chief executive Simon Smart, stated: “We are delighted to extend our rail services via DP World London Gateway, complementing our existing services from Felixstowe and Southampton. As our national coverage and network increases, we are able to adapt to the ever-changing situation within the container transport sector, and offer our customers a complete and cost-effective package.”

Work has also started on Maritime’s fifth locomotive as the operator looks to target further services from its new terminal under construction at East Midlands Gateway, Castle Donington, which is due for completion in November, and capable of handling up to 16 trains per day.