Potter Logistics wins £20 million SITA deal

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Potter Logistics has won a 30 year contract worth £20 million with SITA UK, which will see the company’s rail freight terminal at the Knowsley Industrial Park, Merseyside, used as a rail connected waste transfer station.
The facility will handle over 430,000 tonnes of residual household waste collected each year in the Merseyside and Halton region, which will then be transported by rail to SITA’s purpose built energy-from-waste site in Teesside.
Potter Logistics’ managing director, Matthew Lamb, said: “This 30 year contract is unique in the energy recovery and logistics sector, and is a major coup for Potter Logistics.
“With two daily trains operating between Knowsley and Teesside, Potter Logistics intends to switch certain traffic from road to rail by use additional capacity on these rail services. This will secure additional freight between the ports of Liverpool and Teesside, providing an economic and environmentally friendly freight corridor.”
The Knowsley terminal boasts road links to the North West with easy access to the national motorway network.
The deal supports a €1.4 billion (£1.2 billion) waste resource and recovery contract between Merseyside and Halton for which SITA has been appointed as preferred bidder by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.

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