The move marks the first step into rail terminal operations for the company and is part of a wider plan to develop rail connected operations at strategic locations around the UK to encourage more intermodal transport.
The four-acre facility at the London port offers open access to all train operators for any type of unitised traffic. Tilbury Railport can accommodate two full trains at any one time and Maritime plans to run the facility 24 hours six days a week.
“More companies are looking for rail solutions as part of an environmentally responsible approach to logistics and we are keen to facilitate this growing requirement,” said John Williams, managing director, Maritime Transport.
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