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Rail operator opens up new route to high cubes

[ October 14, 2011   //   ]

Direct Rail Services (DRS) has launched a rail service from PD Ports’ Teesport container terminal for high-cube boxes to Stobart Group’s Widnes Intermodal Rail Depot.

It operates five days a week using ‘SuperLow 45’ wagons capable of carrying 9’6” high high-cube containers over non-gauge enhanced and height restricted routes, opening up almost the entire UK rail network to the larger boxes.

The service was initially set up to cater for P&O Ferrymasters’ traffic on its ro ro services from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam but it will also carry other customers’ boxes.

The service is capable of carrying up to 32 containers on each transport.

The service is the second new rail operation launched from Teesport’s rail terminal in recent months, after logistics company WH Malcolm and DRS started a new link between Teesport and Scotland.