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PD Ports has collaborated with DB Schenker Rail UK creating a completely new offering to the freight market.

Believed to be the first time that a rail freight company has partnered directly with a port to serve the sector, from Monday 3rd August the company with run a direct service on weekdays from PD Ports to Grangemouth and Mossend, both in Scotland.

The service will transport containerised traffic.

Les Morris, Head of Sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “We are delighted to be working with PD Ports on this innovative and dynamic offering to the Intermodal market. We have worked closely with PD Ports to bring this service to fruition which will transport goods directly from Teesport to Scotland. This is an excellent example of how logistics companies can come together to provide bespoke solutions for our customers.”

PD Port's Development Director, Geoff Lippitt believes that the new service will allow the company will Teesport's connections with Scotland, and enhance the port's transport infrastructure network to the benefit of shipping lines and customers.

Various investments over the past three years have been part of a growth strategy for PD Ports to place it as the Northern Gateway for containerised goods.

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