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New service from Teesport
01/01/2009 | Channel:
PD Ports, operator of the deep water port at Teesport, and rail freight operator EWS have introduced a new high cube capacity container train service between the North East of England and central Scotland.
The daily train service connects Teesport to Mossend and Grangemouth in central Scotland and the service is attractive to customers looking to cut costs. PD Ports and EWS estimate that customers should see their average inland transportation costs between Teesport and central Scotland reduced by switching from road to rail. In addition, as freight trains emit five times less CO2 per tonne km moved than road haulage, carbon emissions, as well as costs, fall for those switching from road to rail. The train is also able to convey high cube capacity containers up to 45ft in length.