London – Southampton shuttle introduced
DP World has launched a further intermodal service in UK. The new train connects the company’s container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton enabling to switch volumes quickly and easily between the two locations.
The service ran for the first-time last weekend and is now scheduled every Saturday carrying cargo including fresh fruit, beverages and consumer goods in less than five hours. The train takes up to 120 trucks a week off the roads and cuts carbon emissions by up to 80%.
According to DP World, it is planned to increase the frequency of the train next year. Alongside other investments in rail connectivity at both ports, this will ease motorway congestion, with a total of 300,000 trucks to be taken off UK roads each year. (ben)