Following the constructions of 195,000 sq ft fulfilment and distribution centre at iPort in March 2021, Woodland Group is now operating container freight train services between Doncaster and the ports at Felixstowe and Southampton.
Already planned are services to London Gateway and Immingham, with around 140 container movements per month by May.
iPort itself is a large rail freight distribution site opening three years ago near Doncaster, which see over 2000 containers shipped a week over 56 trains.
The Woodland Group is a large global distribution firm, specialising in freight haulage.
Their new centre at iPort will provide a massive economic boost to the local and overall UK economy, especially while the UK is recovering from the impacts of COVID-19.
Luke Fermor, Global Fulfilment Manager, Woodland Group, said: “We’re conscious of our role in providing solutions that will help our clients optimise their supply chains and reduce their emissions where possible. This strategic partnership with iPort Rail and the new routes we’re building together are representative of our continued drive to engineer supply chain solutions that will make a difference. We’re encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment our customers across the globe show in supporting our carbon conscious efforts and will continue to push to develop initiatives further.”
Steve Freeman, Managing Director, iPort Rail, said “We are really pleased that Woodland Group is taking full advantage of iPort’s multimodal capabilities, particularly its decision to link up warehousing operations with rail. As tackling climate change becomes more of a priority, increasing numbers of businesses are choosing to do this as a greener alternative, without compromising on efficiency and reliability.”
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