Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Felixstowe breaks rail record

Felixstowe has broken the record for the number of containers handled by its two rail terminals for the second time in the space of three months.
Volumes reached an all-time high in the week ending 14 September, when a total of 8,796 containers were handled. The previous record of 8,754 units was achieved in June.
Chief executive Chris Lewis said: “The current very high volumes of rail traffic highlight the need to improve freight capacity on the railway network to enable more traffic to be distributed by sustainable modes”.
Rail volumes expected due to remain at high levels for the coming months, and further record-breaking volumes are possible in the period running up to Christmas.