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DB Schenker teams up with PD Ports for intermodal service 07 July 2015

WH Malcolm provides onward leg to Grangemouth

DB Schenker Rail UK has collaborated with PD Ports in a completely new offering for the market, believed to be the first time that a rail freight company has partnered directly with a port to serve the Intermodal sector.

From Monday 3rd August, DB Schenker Rail UK will run a direct daily service (Monday to Friday) from the PD Ports owned Teesport in Middlesbrough to Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland. The onward leg to Grangemouth from Mossend has been enabled through close collaboration with WH Malcolm’s. The service will transport containerised traffic.

This new service operated by DB Schenker Rail UK will allow PD Ports to further develop Teesport’s connections with Scotland and enhance the Port’s transport infrastructure network to the benefit of shipping lines and intermodal customers. It will also provide daily links to European roll on- roll off (ro-ro) and load on- load off (lo-lo) services.

The recent investment in a dedicated rail terminal at Teesport is part of PD Ports’ wider growth strategy to position the Port as the Northern Gateway for containerised goods destined for the north of the UK. In the last three years it has seen the implementation of a new terminal operating system, the arrival of new RTG cranes and reach stackers as well as significant investment in yard infrastructure.