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Thamesport (London) Limited celebrated a new record for the number of containers handled by its rail terminal in October. It handled a total of 6,007 units, breaking its previous record of 5,411, set in October 1999. These figures represented a rail modal share for Thamesport of 23.6% and, says the Port, highlight its dedication to transporting as many containers by rail as possible.

Record rail volumes for Thamesport

Chris Lewis, CEO of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, which owns Thamesport, commented: “These record-breaking volumes are excellent news. They have come at a time when Thamesport is experiencing constantly increasing volumes of trade, and is welcoming new and returning services. Breaking the 6,000 teu barrier is a testament to the hard work of the Port’s employees, and the recent levels of investment in our facilities.”

Thamesport operates four rail services daily, serving Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds/Coatbridge, Doncaster and Birch Coppice.