ABP hands Hams Hall freight terminal ops to Maritime Transport

ABP Hams Hall

Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded a long-term lease to Maritime Transport to operate Hams Hall, one of the UK’s busiest rail freight terminals.

The purpose-built site at Hams Hall will offer Maritime Transport the opportunity to expand further its wider strategy to transport more cargo by rail, according to a recent release.

ABP and Maritime Transport have agreed that operations in Hams Hall will transfer to Maritime Transport as of 3 July.

“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Maritime Transport as a customer of ours at Hams Hall, and we know they are well placed to develop Hams Hall further, incorporating it into their offer for sustainable supply chain solutions to their customers,” said Alastair Welch, ABP’s Regional Director for Southampton. 

John Williams, Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport, also commented on the move: “We have long viewed the Rail Freight Terminal at Hams Hall as a critical location in our plans to move more cargo by rail and we are delighted to have been able to work closely with ABP to agree a long-term solution for Maritime to operate the rail terminal.

“We are fully focussed on offering the best, secure and sustainable solutions to our customers reducing the environment impact of their supply chains.”

Last March, Maritime Transport agreed a 30-year lease with Peel Ports Group and a major expansion of its transport depot at the Port of Liverpool.

The multi-million-pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to ten with a new storage yard for loaded containers, significantly enhancing Maritime’s operation in the North West.

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