iPort Rail recently hosted a visit from Caroline Flint, the local MP for Don Valley, who was given a tour of the facility and got to meet some of the staff on site.
The visit was facilitated by David Cross, Commercial Manager at iPort Rail, and culminated with the MP being given a ride in the cab of a reach stacker as it moved containers between trains and HGVs.
Caroline Flint said: “iPort Rail is perfectly located to take container freight to and from major ports anywhere in the UK. Today we saw a train from Teesport bringing goods from Europe; another day it could have been a train from Southampton with goods from Asia.
“I’m very excited that iPort Rail, which already employs 15 staff and is recruiting more, can play a central role in moving goods smoothly from ship to rail to road and back again.”
“In just a year, this brilliant centre, capable of taking trains 750 metres long, is proving how important it can be for Doncaster and for the North.”
David Cross added: “Driving past iPort on the Great Yorkshire Way most people are struck by the large warehouse buildings in operation but don’t often get the chance to see our rail terminal in action.
“We’ve been delighted to have the chance to show what a difference this logistics hub and its rail freight facility is making to the region’s businesses. We load and unload several hundred tonnes of goods each day, helping companies reach customers across the world as well as bringing goods into Yorkshire to meet demand.
“The number of services we’re running is also set to increase by the end of the year with operators already trialling new routes to increase capacity.”