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iPort Rail and DFDS launch freight shuttle service

17 November 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Freight Forwarding, Rail

A new rail service has launched connecting the Port of Immingham and iPort Rail with the capacity to move 80 containers per day.


The Humber Express, a partnership between DFDS and iPort Rail, is open to businesses nationwide wanting to make this route part of their supply chains.


Containers will arrive at Immingham by ship from destinations worldwide carrying a wide variety of goods. 


They will be loaded directly onto the train at the Port before being moved by rail to Doncaster and from there to onwards destinations across the country. 


At the same time, goods from across the UK can arrive in Doncaster for smooth transit to Immingham and onward to DFDS European network destinations. Services will run in both directions twice a day with capacity for 80 containers every 24 hours. 


Announcing the launch of the service, Steve Freeman, managing director of iPort Rail, said: “Rail is already a greener alternative for moving goods long distance by road and is being adopted by more businesses to help make their supply chains more sustainable. It also has an important role to play in keeping goods moving while the road haulage industry is under such pressure.


“New approaches and strong strategic partnerships are going to be increasingly important if businesses are going to maximise their potential in the current circumstances. 


“This new service offers businesses a reliable and efficient route to and from the Port of Immingham with the option for customs clearance in Doncaster and seamless onward transit.”


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