DB Cargo UK has launched a new route for Maritime Intermodal to its new East Midlands Gateway (EMG) Terminal in Castle Donington.
The first commercial service arrived in to the new terminal from the Port of Felixstowe on Tuesday, January 7th and will operate five times per week.
DB Cargo UK CEO Hans-Georg Werner said: “We are delighted to be operating this service to what is one of the UK’s newest and most modern rail freight facilities.”
“We now operate 7 routes for Maritime Intermodal and it’s great to see our partnership grow from strength to strength since we launched it back in April 2019. We look forward to building on this solid foundation in years to come.”
John Bailey, Managing Director – Intermodal and Terminals, for Maritime Transport Ltd said: “This new service represents a brilliant opportunity and offers our customers a greener, more flexible solution for the movement of their goods. This route is the latest to be introduced and we look forward to announcing further services into East Midlands Gateway in the coming months.”
The new 17-acre interchange is capable of handling up to sixteen 775metre-long freight trains daily.
Planning permission was granted earlier this year for a three-storey, 20,000 sq ft office at EMG that will act as a headquarters for Maritime’s rail subdivision.
In addition, planning permission has also been granted for a vehicle maintenance unit, enabling Maritime to carry out container repairs and conversions as well as trailer servicing and minor vehicle repairs to its fleet. Refuelling and reefer points will also be installed on the terminal.
Capable of storing up to 5,000 TEU, EMG is already occupied with tenants such as Amazon, Shop Direct, K&N and Nestle.
Eventually, the area will house up to 7,000,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and will serve the major conurbations of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Castle Donington, and Kegworth.