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Teesport celebrates a rail success story

[ April 26, 2019   //   ]

North East-based PD Ports has celebrated the success of its second daily rail freight connection to Scotland, with an official locomotive naming ceremony at Teesport.

Five years after the opening of its intermodal rail terminal, Teesport now offering more daily connections to Scotland than any other port in the North, following the addition of a second Scottish service.

The Teesport Express’ naming ceremony was attended by senior representatives from the service’s key partners including DB Cargo, ECS Containers and P&O Ferries.

PD Ports’ chief executive Frans Calje, said: “We’d like to thank our partners who have worked with us to make this service possible, and we look forward to a strong, ongoing relationship. These partnerships have laid the foundation for us to integrate our services, allowing us to offer faster and more frequent transit between Scotland and the continent to benefit our customers.”

Hans-Georg Werner, CEO from DB Cargo UK added: “We originally started out running just one service for PD Ports to our terminals at Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland. However demand was such that in October last year we agreed to run a second service as well.”