MSC UK announces new rail service connecting Scotland with global trade routes

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MSC UK has announced a new rail service connecting Mossend in Scotland via Hams Hall, to Felixstowe and London Gateway.

The new Mossend rail service builds upon MSC UK’s investment into the Scottish market by complementing two existing weekly calls into the ports of Grangemouth and Greenock.

The train service will run six days a week and enhance rail and road capacity for MSC UK’s customers, complemented by the company’s door-to-door haulage services designed to provide support at all stages across customer supply chains. 

Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK commented: “We are very pleased to announce that, together with our partners GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Maritime, the new service launched last week will add greater flexibility for our customers to move cargo to and from anywhere in Scotland and connect to global trade routes via the ports of Felixstowe and London Gateway.

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John Smith, CEO of GB Railfreight added: “GBRf is delighted to begin this exciting new venture with MSC. We are committed to working with partners to ensure that we provide a first-class service. One that demonstrates the commercial value of collaborating with GBRf, delivers wider sustainability benefits for every region across the UK and grows the rail freight industry.”

Earlier this month MSC announced the opening of a new branch of MEDWAY in Belgium. Falling under MSC’s inland logistics partner MEDLOG, the new rail enterprise will operate as a licensed freight rail operator in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria.

Additionally, KC Liner Agencies announced the first-ever direct container service connecting China and Scotland east and westbound. The maiden voyage of China Xpress departed Ningbo, China, on 6 June 2022, arriving directly at Greenock Port, Scotland, on 10 July 2022.

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