Port of Felixstowe introduces 32nd daily rail service
The 32nd daily rail freight service has been introduced at the UK's largest container port. Operated by Freightliner, the new service runs between the Port of Felixstowe and Rotherham initially, and ultimately will run to Doncaster upon completion of works at the site.
In the second week of May the port broke its own record for the number of containers handled by rail in a single day when 2,607 containers (4,185 TEU) were handled at its three rail terminals. The previous record of 2,505 containers was set in October 2015.
The new daily service departs from the port's Central Rail Terminal at 01:48 hours with inbound service from Rotherham arriving at 20:38 hours.