As supply chain issues continue to affect the country, GB Railfreight has pushed forward with their campaign and has introduced twice-weekly intermodal services from the Port of Tyne to Yorkshire and weekly services from the Port of Tyne to the Midlands.
The Port of Tyne welcomes intermodal traffic especially as it will bring relief to the strains created by a concurrent increase in consumer demand and the huge impact this has created for supply chains and the ability to provide goods throughout the UK.
GB Railfreight Ltd runs intermodal services to and from three of the largest ports in the UK, moving around 30% of all containerised traffic including High Cube containers via the Port of Felixstowe which serves Hams Hall, Birch Coppice, Doncaster, Rotherham and Manchester.
John Smith, CEO of GB Railfreight, said: “As import volume levels grow, this campaign of services demonstrates how rail freight can offer a real solution to the current issues facing our busiest deep sea ports.
“We’re proud to work with the Port of Tyne to operate this intermodal service. By unlocking extra capacity, this new flow can play a key role to ensure the timely and sustainable delivery of goods around the country.”
Richard Newton, Commercial Director – Logistics at the Port of Tyne said: “We’re delighted to work with GBRf to enhance our service and provide another route to market, in addition to our own haulage, port centric warehouse operations and transshipment to other UK ports. This boost to our offering demonstrates our capability to provide flexible and bespoke, solutions to our customers.”