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New intermodal freight service between Southampton and East Midlands Gateway


 A new regular freight service has begun operating from the Port of Southampton to East Midlands Gateway, Derby.

GBRailfreight (GBRf) is operating the new Intermodal service, which will run five days a week, from the rail terminal operated by Solent Stevedores at the Port of Southampton. Its destination is the 50-acre intermodal terminal, managed by Maritime Transport, that operates 24/7 at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG), next to East Midlands airport and junction 24 on the M1.

Solent Stevedores’ terminal at the Port of Southampton.
John Smith, GB Railfreight.

This new service underlines the vital role rail freight plays in delivering goods around the country. The new Southampton to East Midlands service represents GBRf’s 20th intermodal service to date and its fourth daily service from one of the UK’s leading deep-sea container ports.

GBRf managing director John Smith said: “I am thrilled to see the beginning of this new service. Our growth in intermodal shows GBRf’s dedication to innovation, offering flexible door-to-door solutions that meet our customers’ needs, as well as a consistently reliable service.

“We are very proud of the hard work that has been put in to be the industry’s trusted intermodal carrier.”

John Bailey, Maritime.

John Bailey, managing director – intermodal and terminals at Maritime Transport, added: “We are thrilled to be kicking off the next chapter of our intermodal journey; extending our offering at EMG to provide UK businesses with even more ways of moving their goods from A to B at a time when the country begins its return to a new normal.

“We are incredibly proud of what our drivers and staff have achieved in such a short space of time; meeting our customers’ needs and unique requirements is at the very heart of what we do, and we look forward to providing additional services in the near future.”


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