From Felixstowe to Tinsley in South Yorkshire - by train

Maersk and GB Railfreight have partnered to offer a new intra-UK rail freight service, running all working days in the week.

The service will incorporate the new ECOfret wagons from the German company VTG, pitched to maximise the number of 20- and 40-foot containers that can be carried on a train.

The Newell & Wright haulage & container services company will take care of the service's end in Tinsley.

"As any other major container gateway in the world, Felixstowe has been under pressure due to the various disruptions affecting the supply chain such as Brexit, COVID-19 and the recent vessel blockage at the Suez Canal. By signing this agreement, we will be able to offer more reliable and flexible end-to-end services to both local as well as global importers and exporters," Jeremy Haycock, Managing Director for United Kingdom & Ireland at Maersk, commented.

Photo: GB Railfreight