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Railway man joins Forth Ports

[ September 24, 2020   //   ]

Forth Ports has appointed Ian Wilson as intermodal and logistics development manager to focus on the rail offering in Tilbury and Grangemouth.

He previously worked for Eddie Stobart for 20 years in a number of roles, latterly as business development manager in the rail freight division. Forth Ports chief operating officer Stuart Wallace, said his appointment “comes at an important time for Forth Ports as we focus and invest in our rail offering across the UK. We have invested over £250million to create Tilbury2 and when the rail head opens at the port later this year, it will be capable of handling the longest freight trains on the tracks. We also have a multimillion-pound investment programme underway in Grangemouth to further enhance our rail offering, providing a seamless link between our hubs on the Thames and Grangemouth.

Ian Wilson added: “This is an exciting time for Forth Ports as they position their key ports in Tilbury and Grangemouth as unrivalled rail hubs. I am confident that there are a number of opportunities in the market for businesses looking for a flexible, efficient and greener solution on rail. I am looking forward to playing my part in securing this business.”