Rail freight service for East Midlands Gateway
21 January 2020
Maritime Intermodal, a subdivision of Maritime Transport, has launched a five-day-a-week rail freight service to SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.
The first route will connect the rail freight terminal at East Midlands Gateway to the Port of Felixstowe, and will provide the capacity to move up to 70 containers.
Maritime Transport’s 17-acre EMG terminal is capable of handling up to sixteen 775 metre-long freight trains daily. The terminal will provide storage capacity for over 5,000TEU - which is equal to approximately 50,000 pallets of cargo - and is the first to connect to the Castle Donington freight line, providing direct access to the UK’s network of rail freight interchanges and all major UK Ports. In order to accommodate the terminal, earthworks took place to dig 25m below existing ground level. The site will also host a new 20,000 sq ft HQ for Maritime Intermodal to house operations staff, state-of-the-art training facilities and parking for a fleet of up to 100 trucks.