The distribution move by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners will save a total of almost four million road miles per year and remove a total of 15,000 lorry journeys from some of the UK’s busiest roads.
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The new service marks GBRf’s continued expansion into the intermodal market and represents its seventh intermodal service into a Maritime Transport Ltd facility.
UK Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris officially opened the gateway, observing it as "demonstrating that Britain is open for business and our commitment to boosting jobs and trade while cleaning up our air."
With the investment from HSBC, Maritime Transport will be able to offer a wider range of new services and develop their strategic hubs.
The new rail freight terminal will be able to run up to 16 freight trains per day, with each tonne of freight transported by rail cutting carbon emissions by 76 per cent compared with road haulage.
DB Cargo UK and Maritime Transport Ltd have announced plans to combine their expertise to help boost rail freight capacity and competition in the intermodal market.