Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

International rail freight corridor for Aberdeen

Aberdeen can now receive intermodal boxes by rail rather than road following the opening of an enhanced rail route from central Scotland to Elgin.
The route was previously only able to accommodate 8ft 6in boxes owing to gauge restrictions in tunnels and under bridges. £4 million has been invested by the Scottish government to give Aberdeen a rail route that can accommodate the global shipping industry standard intermodal container size of 9ft 6in.
EWS Network will introduce intermodal freight services for the north east of Scotland in response to demand. Sales and marketing manager David Cross said: “The global shipping trade has made 9ft 6in containers the industry standard size. With a renewed future for Channel Tunnel rail freight there is also an important mainland European dimension to this enhancement.”