Rail freight

24.04.18

New freight service launched between Liverpool Port and Scotland

Peel Ports and DB Cargo have formed a partnership to provide new rail services for containers via the Port of Liverpool for the first time.

The service will provide cargo-owners with a route between the quayside at Liverpool and Scotland.

From 8 May, goods loaded in Liverpool will be transferred to Mossed terminal in Glasgow, and the returning service to Liverpool will carry goods from Scotland for export.

The new service will be made up of up to 30 wagons and is expected to carry over 40 containers per trip, initially running three days a week, with DB Cargo UK providing the rail haulage.

Hans-Georg Werner, chief executive of DB Cargo UK, said: “Introducing express rail services between Liverpool and Mossend is a really sustainable solution, significantly reducing the need for HGVs to travel thousands of miles on our roads each week.

“Peel Ports’ vision to offer customers a seamless end-to-end service resonates with our own drive for higher standards of service and flexibility for our customers.

“We look forward to seeing our partnership grow in the years ahead.”

Jouke Schaap, container director at Peel Ports, added: “We know that cargo owners are looking for more efficient ways of getting their goods from A to B, and this rail freight service provides them with a simpler, more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of doing that.

“It also underlines our commitment to working with our customers and the wider supply chain to transform UK logistics practices to ensure the door-to-door journey is optimised.”

 

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