Restored rail link handles Sunderland port’s longest-ever train

A 36-wagon 585 metre long DB Cargo freight train became the longest ever to visit the Port of Sunderland on 15 September. Carrying just under 2,000 tonnes of alloy metal, the delivery was the latest in an established cargo flow on behalf of a client in the North East. Rail volumes at the publicly owned, 306-year-old port have been slowly re-established since the connection was restored in 2014. Port director, Matthew Hunt, said: ... [+]

Back to basics pays off in Sunderland

The Port of Sunderland says it is expecting a record year in 2016 after re-focusing on traditional shipping activities following a downturn in offshore activities. Last year, it handled almost 750,000 tons of cargo, but expects that 2016 to surpass this. It has recently purchased handling equipment and reconnected the rail ... [+]

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