We’re pleased to confirm the launch of a new rail service connecting the East Midlands and the Port of Liverpool, driving enhanced connectivity and reduced road miles for MSC’s growing services into the North West of England.
The new rail service, which launched last week with the arrival of its first train into the Port of Liverpool, runs five days a week and demonstrates MSC’s continued commitment and investment to future growth in Liverpool.
Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK said “We are very pleased to announce that, together with our partners, we have launched the first daily intermodal rail connection between the Port of Liverpool and the East Midlands. This new service enhances our nationwide port and intermodal network, further strengthening the breadth of our offering to clients whilst helping to reduce carbon emissions.”
Delivering container shipping services to the Port of Liverpool for almost 20 years, this new rail service cements the long-term commitment of MSC to the North West and the strong partnership between MSC and Peel Ports.
MSC UK has worked closely in partnership with rail operator, GB Railfreight, to establish and launch the new service. John Smith, Managing Director said, “GB Railfreight prides itself on innovation and commitment to partnership. We are delighted to be working with our customer MSC, Peel Ports and Maritime Transport in delivering a new intermodal service into the Port of Liverpool – one which will see 20,000 lorry journeys off our roads.”
The new service will allow customers to reduce their road miles and fuel consumption on the land leg of journeys – enabling more sustainable supply chains.
For further information about how the new service could benefit your business, get in touch with our team today.