Posted 26 Sep 2016
Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) and GB Railfreight have unveiled a new locomotive named
The locomotive, liveried in Maritime’s distinctive
branding was unveiled at an event held at their Birmingham Intermodal Freight
Terminal (BIFT) in Tamworth which was attended by selected guests of Maritime
and GB Railfreight.
John Williams, Group Managing Director – Maritime Transport “Having a locomotive in the iconic blue and white livery of our
company Maritime is a great honour. We have worked with GB Railfreight for a number of years to increase the services
that we offer our customers. Rail freight provides a cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative for longer
distance container moves. It takes thousands of truck movements off the roads which has a substantial CO2 saving for
“A daily train runs from Felixstowe to BIFT arriving at 17.45 and is turned around and back in Felixstowe by 04.10 the following
day. There are also other services arriving at the rail terminal throughout the week servicing all of the major UK ports.
As a company we are ideally placed to serve the needs of our customers by rail and road.”
In addition to BIFT we also have a railport at Tilbury (London) allowing us to serve another of the UK’s largest conurbations.
John Smith, Managing Director – GB Railfreight, said: “We are very pleased to celebrate our long partnership with Maritime by naming a locomotive in its honour. Maritime and GB Railfreight have enjoyed a long working relationship focused on collaboration and innovation. We look forward to continuing our work with them to deliver a first class service for our customers."