LONDON : MSC UK launched a new rail service connecting Mossend in Scotland via Hams Hall, with Felixstowe (England) and London Gateway (England).
The new Mossend rail service complements two existing weekly services to the ports of Grangemouth (England) and Greenock (England).
“We are very pleased to announce that, together with our partners GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Maritime, the new service launched last week will add greater flexibility for our customers to move cargo to and from anywhere in Scotland and connect to global trade routes via the ports of Felixstowe and London Gateway,” noted Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK.
“This latest enhancement to MSC UK’s long-established and market-leading intermodal network offers great value to our UK customers by seamlessly connecting their cargo across road, rail and sea; delivering an efficient and cost-effective solution that helps contribute to our customers’ sustainability goals,” he added.
“GBRf is delighted to begin this exciting new venture with MSC. We are committed to working with partners to ensure that we provide a first-class service. One that demonstrates the commercial value of collaborating with GBRf, delivers wider sustainability benefits for every region across the UK and grows the rail freight industry,” said John Smith, CEO of GB Railfreight.
The train service will operate six days a week.
“We are pleased that MSC UK have decided to utilise both of our terminals at Mossend and Hams Hall to launch this service. Our continued investment in intermodal services and infrastructure means the two sites, which form part of our growing network of seven fully open access terminals, offer excellent coverage and rail connectivity throughout the UK,” said John Bailey, Managing Director – intermodal and terminals, for Maritime Transport.
MSC UK believes that the new rail service will deliver success for all parties involved