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Rail firm celebrates two decades at Felixstowe

[ April 28, 2022   //   ]

Today GB Railfreight (GBRf) has celebrated its 20-year partnership with the Port of Felixstowe, marking its first intermodal service for MSC.

Since then, GBRf has gone on to operate 50 daily services nationwide, of which 14 are for MSC. Rail services by all operators at the port have expanded from 28 to 76 daily trains, with 30 of these by GBRf. A total of 166 GBRf trains running to and from Felixstowe each week.

GBRf transported 245,240 containers in and out of the port in 2021, and 62,441 containers in the first quarter of 2022, servicing seven inland terminals.

In the years ahead Felixstowe is expected to expand further, creating 90 daily rail freight services from the port. GBRf has already launched three new services – iPort, Tinsley and Birch Coppice – in the past 12 months.

GB Railfreight chief executive, John Smith said: “Felixstowe has been crucial to the success of GBRf and the wider rail freight sector, enabling us to deliver more services, in a more efficient way, to customers. In the next 20 years our partnership will be multi-faceted, as we work together to make the UK’s supply chains even more resilient, efficient, and importantly, sustainable too”.

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