Maritime to double rail freight capacity

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Maritime Transport is set to double rail freight capacity SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway in the first deal since the designation of the East Midlands Freeport.

The partnership which includes the long-term lease of a new, 17-acre intermodal rail terminal and wider management role for Maritime, which covers the rail infrastructure on the logistics site, will provide occupiers at Northampton and in the East Midlands with new, low carbon freight connections from UK container ports and other inland rail terminals with capacity for up to 16 daily trains, when fully operational.

In a separate agreement, SEGRO and Maritime have agreed terms to extend the rail facility at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, doubling the capacity of the terminal. It is the first agreement signed since the designation of the East Midlands Freeport, UK’s only inland freeport.

John Williams, Executive Chairman at Maritime said: “These developments, at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton and SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, are important, long-term commitments for Maritime to reduce our environmental footprint by developing a network of low carbon, strategic freight connections across the country to promote modal shift from road to rail for container transport and for domestic distribution, with local distribution by electric-powered trucks.”

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