DB Cargo UK and Maritime Class 66 locos

UK: Maritime Transport’s Intermodal business is to lease the Mossend Euroterminal rail freight terminal in Scotland from DB Cargo UK with effect from October 1.

Maritime took over the lease of DB Cargo UK’s intermodal freight facilities at Wakefield and Trafford Park two years ago, and the operator has since increased the number of trains it operates on behalf of the company from four to eight.

‘We are excited about this latest opportunity to continue to build on our fantastic relationship with DB Cargo UK as we continue to provide our customers with sustainable, complete and cost-effective transport and storage solutions across the UK’, said Maritime Executive Chairman John Williams on August 4.

‘Demand for rail freight is rapidly increasing and we recognise the importance of investing in our terminals, plant, systems and more personnel to support our ambitions in rail as we hope to expand our network of terminals to support both ours and our customers’ growth.’

DB Cargo UK Chief Executive Andrea Rossi said the decision to lease the Scottish terminal to Maritime builds on the success of the existing relationship, adding ‘we look forward to maintaining our close alliance with Maritime as the industry focuses on modal shift, while delivering sustainable solutions and innovation to our customers’.