Freightliner launches new daily rail service from Felixstowe

Leading rail freight provider Freightliner recently announced the launch of its 23rd daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe, increasing the total number of daily trains from the port to 32.

The service will operate to/from the Freightliner rail port at Doncaster after development work has been completed on the site.  In the interim it will be serviced at the DB Cargo site operated by Newell & Wright, in Rotherham.

Freightliner’s new service will complement its existing services to this region which has seen high demand in recent years.

Adam Cunliffe, Managing Director, Freightliner Ltd., explained: “This new Freightliner service will create much needed additional rail freight capacity to meet the growing demands of customers who are looking for a faster, greener, safer and more efficient means of transporting freight over land.

“It is also another milestone in the Port of Felixstowe’s strategy to increase freight on rail, not only by running additional services, but by lengthening the existing trains.”

Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe and Managing Director of HPH Europe Division, commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer an additional rail option with the start of the 32nd daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe.

“We have invested heavily in rail infrastructure at the port in recent years which has supported continued strong growth in sustainable transport.’’

Joanne Turner, Commercial Director, Freightliner Ltd. added: “We are pleased to launch this new service from the Port of Felixstowe to meet the growing requirements of the Felixstowe customer base.

“When the site at Doncaster is fully developed we will look to further expand our capacity in the region, widening the opportunities for our customers.”