UK: New rail service connects East Midlands Gateway
Maritime Intermodal in UK has launched a new five-day-a-week rail freight service to SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (EMG). The new service is operated by DB Cargo UK. The first route connects the rail freight terminal at EMG to the Port of Felixstowe and will provide the capacity to move up to 70 containers.
The new service is Maritime Intermodal’s seventh daily rail freight service, with further services expected to be announced in the coming months. The EMG terminal is capable of handling up to sixteen 775metre-long freight trains daily. It provides storage capacity for over 5,000 teu - which is equal to approximately 50,000 pallets of cargo - and is the first to connect to the Castle Donington freight line. (ben)