We are pleased to announce we have extended our contract with GB Railfreight as we enter our 15th year in partnership to offer leading rail services from the Port of Felixstowe.
The new contract with GBRf is running until 31st January 2020 and enables MSC to continue to be the only shipping line operating its own trains from Felixstowe.
Through 2015, MSC and GBRf worked towards running the longest Intermodal train on the Network at 610m long. Capacity was increased by 52 TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units) on a round trip basis, removing an estimated 26,208 lorry movements per year.
Dan Everitt, Managing Director of MSC UK commented, “Rail is an integral part of our supply chain enabling us to move our customers’ containers closer to their final destination, while offering a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Our decision to extend the contract for an additional three years is testament to our long-standing successful partnership with GB Railfreight that in turn allows us to deliver a reliable, seamless rail service to our customers.”
John Smith Managing Director of GBRf, concluded, “GB Railfreight welcomes the extension of our contract with MSC, and I am proud we get to continue playing such a significant role in supporting the Port of Felixstowe.
The container market is an important source of growth for the industry, and it’s vital that we provide the terminal and network infrastructure that allows us to meet present and future consumer demand.”