‘Rail is now firmly part of our future, and although it’s a challenging venture for us, it’s one we are very much looking forward to’, Maritime’s Group Executive Chairman John Williams.
Maritime Transport, a UK Logistics company, announced the launch of their rail freight business, Maritime Intermodal business. The broadcast was made on March 29, and just three days later, DB Cargo UK revealed two specially-branded Class 66 locomotives to mark the start of a 10-year contract. This contract is set out to operate daily container trains from places such as Southampton and Felixstowe, transporting to inland terminals on the behalf of Maritime Transport.
According to the Railway Gazette, Maritime’s deal has also acquired DB Cargo UK’s rail terminals at Trafford Park and Wakefield, which are additions to its pre-existing Tilbury and Tamworth sites. Maritime have also signed an agreement to manage the newly built (and not yet complete) terminal in Castle Donington, which is set to be completed in September. There are further plans to invest £20m for renovating terminal, equipment and staff.
‘Rail is now firmly part of our future, and although it’s a challenging venture for us, it’s one we are very much looking forward to’, said Maritime’s Group Executive Chairman John Williams.