Posted 11 Jul 2022
There are currently seven daily rail services, including paths to/from the ports of Felixstowe, London Gateway and Seaforth, and plans to increase these over the coming months are already under way. As one of the country’s busiest rail freight terminals and only 10 miles to Birmingham, Hams Hall plays a significant role in regional logistics supply chains, handling deep-sea and short-sea traffic, with the capability to handle trains via the Channel Tunnel too. In time, Maritime will look to expand domestic, terminal to terminal, rail freight services to support UK supply chains via Hams Hall.
Hams Hall is the second long-term, strategic infrastructure agreement with ABP this year. In April, Maritime acquired a six-acre, loaded container storage facility on West Bank Terminal at the Port of Ipswich. The storage depot currently provides space for up to 2,500 TEU.
John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport:
'Developing a network of strategic intermodal rail terminals is part of our transformative plans to support and underpin low carbon domestic, as well as international, unitised logistics, promoting modal shift from road to rail and eventually first and final miles, from diesel to electric trucks.
As an efficient, established strategic freight interchange, Hams Hall is a key facility in our plans and a natural fit with our growing network of rail freight interchanges throughout the UK and we look forward to expanding our service capability and offering to customers to provide more capacity and choice on rail.'
Alastair Welch, Regional Director for Southampton, Associated British Ports:
‘This is an exciting development and very welcome investment by Maritime, a business that has established and grown a successful
intermodal division over the last three years. Hams Hall fits in line with Maritime’s ambitious expansion plans and we firmly
believe this historic agreement will bring added value to the UK rail freight sector.’