Bühler GmbHSailors SocietyThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TOC EventsCleveland Cascades LtdCimbria
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Vigan
  • Telestack
  • Cimbria

Teesport rail investment continues

Teesport rail investment continues

(Posted on 29/04/19)

North East UK-based PD Ports has celebrated the success of its second daily rail freight connection to Scotland, with an official locomotive naming ceremony at Teesport.

Five years after the launch of the Company’s Intermodal Rail Terminal at Teesport, the investment has taken the port from strength to strength, with Teesport now offering more daily connections to Scotland than any other port in the North, following a second Scottish service being added, due to customer demand.

The ceremony that took place on Thursday April 25th celebrated PD Ports’ commitment to rail freight and customer service. Attended by senior representatives from the service’s key partners including DB Cargo, ECS Containers and P&O Ferries, the event saw the unveiling of the newly co-branded
PD Ports and DB Cargo locomotive, which was officially named the ‘Teesport Express’.

Frans Calje, CEO at PD Ports said: “Today’s loco naming is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the great progress we’ve made and outline our plans for the future. Continuing to expand and strengthen our rail freight offering is important to us as rail provides vital UK connections for our customers and delivers environmental and cost-saving benefits. We’d like to thank our partners who have worked with us to make this service possible, and we look forward to a strong, ongoing relationship. These partnerships have laid the foundation for us to integrate our services, allowing us to offer faster and more frequent transit between Scotland and the continent to benefit our customers.”

Hans-Georg Werner, CEO from DB Cargo UK said: “We are delighted to celebrate such a significant milestone alongside our partners PD Ports. We originally started out running just one service for

PD Ports to our terminals at Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland, however demand was such that in October last year we agreed to run a second service as well. Today’s loco naming is a celebration of our successful partnership which I hope will continue to grow and will ensure the safe, speedy and sustainable delivery of goods to key markets like Scotland. Together we are stronger, and I look forward to continuing our positive relationship to support the agenda for better rail freight connectivity across the North of the UK.”

Pieter Balcaen, chief executive of ECS & 2XL (European Logistics Group), added: “Our mission is to create sustainable and reliable logistics, which means that we focus on sustainable transport and multi-modal solutions to add value to our customers.

“The Teesport Rail initiative started four years ago, with a reliable level of service from day one; recent Scotland 2 has created additional rail capacity which is enabling us to further develop and strengthen our rail connections to and from Scotland.”

Latest News

Corpus Christi and Rotterdam sign MoU

(Posted on 01/03/21)

The Port of Corpus Christi, the United States' largest energy export gateway, and the Port of Rotterdam... Read more


New Dunkirk access point

(Posted on 01/03/21)

The construction of the Dunkerque Logistique International (DLI) South structure and service road, which... Read more


Pilbara connects to Asia with new freight service

(Posted on 24/02/21)

A new commercial freight shipping service connecting Western Australia’s Pilbara region to the... Read more


Hope Consortium ensures vaccine supply

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Hope Consortium, an Abu Dhabi-led public-private partnership delivering large quantities of COVID-19... Read more


PD Ports joins with Rotterdam to get smarter

(Posted on 17/02/21)

PD Ports has announced a new partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to... Read more


Port and municipality united on flood risk

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam have reached agreements on how to... Read more


CN and CP report latest grain transport records

(Posted on 11/02/21)

Canadian Pacific moved 2.22 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in January... Read more


New Euroports grain unloading station

(Posted on 10/02/21)

A new grain unloading station will strengthen Rauma’s grain traffic. During the autumn, Euroports... Read more


HAROPA’s resilient year and a second-half rebound

(Posted on 04/02/21)

In an extremely difficult global economic context, HAROPA ended 2020 with overall maritime and river... Read more


NPRC to use hydrogen-powered barges

(Posted on 04/02/21)

In a joint project, Covestro and the logistics service provider Nederlandse Particuliere Rijnvaart Centrale... Read more


Port of Vancouver USATBA GroupPort of South LouisianaTelestackPort of StocktonVigan
  • Port of Stockton
  • Sailors Society

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping