Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

NYK launches rail freight service

NYK Logistics has launched a rail freight service between Southampton and inland freight terminals at Tamworth (BIFT) and Daventry (DIRFT). The company plans to reduce the amount of delays at the port and on the UK road network with the service while saving an estimated 1.8 million road miles per year, equivalent to more than 2,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
NYK will identify containers suitable for onward rail transport on their arrival in the UK and then book the containers with train operators EWS and Freightliner, for movement from Southampton to BIFT and DIRFT.
On arrival at the inland freight terminal, product can be held for between 24-48 hours, providing a buffer for customers’ distribution centres in the event of disruption to the downstream supply chain.