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Maritime introduces new intermodal rail service from London Gateway to East Midlands terminal

Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has strengthened its intermodal capacity with the introduction of a new rail service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).

Maritime’s tenth rail service to date commenced yesterday (26th October), and runs 5 days a week from Monday to Friday with a weekly capacity of up to 320 containers. Three existing services already run daily from EMG, including two to the Port of Felixstowe hauled by DB Cargo UK and Freightliner, and one to the Port of Southampton hauled by GB Railfreight.

Screenshot _2020-10-28 Maritime Introduces New Intermodal Rail Service From London Gateway To East Midlands Terminal

Announcing the new LGP - EMG service, Maritime’s managing director – intermodal and terminals, John Bailey, stated: "We continue to see remarkable growth in our rail volumes. We are delighted to announce this new service which opens up another transport route to the East Midlands region, and look forward to seeing the significant environmental and cost-saving benefits it will bring."

Maritime now operates or has contractual commitment on the following services:

- Felixstowe to EMG, Doncaster iPort, Hams Hall, Wakefield, Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (x2); and Trafford Park

- London Gateway to Wakefield, Trafford Park, EMG, BIFT

- Southampton to Hams Hall, Wakefield, Trafford Park, EMG

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