Maritime to Run East Midlands Rail Freight Interchange
Date: 29 January 2019
Logistics property specialist SEGRO has signed a 25-year lease with 3PL Maritime Transport to operate the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLP-EMG) and will base their Rail Headquarters at the site.
The 22.5 acre rail terminal will be capable of handling up to sixteen 775m-long freight trains daily and will provide storage capacity for over 5,000 TEU (the measurement of capacity of container terminals) – which is equal to approximately 45,000 pallets of cargo*.
A purpose built 20,000 sq ft office will become the Rail Headquarters under the ‘Maritime Intermodal’ division and will house operations staff, state-of-the-art training facilities and parking for a fleet of up to 100 trucks. Completion of the rail freight terminal is expected in late 2019 and the office element in Summer 2020.
This is the first rail freight interchange in the East Midlands and will connect to the Castle Donington freight line, providing direct access to the UK’s network of Rail Freight Interchanges and all major UK Ports.