iPort Rail, Doncaster, has this week welcomed a sixth daily train Felixstowe service, bringing the terminal back up to pre-pandemic service levels.
The new overnight service will operate six days a week departing and brings the number of daily services between iPort Rail and Felixstowe up to three. The terminal also runs one daily service to Southampton and two to Teesport, including a new service operated by Tesco that launched over the summer.
As ports around the country have seen an uptick in activity as the volume of containers coming into the UK increases, iPort Rail has also been helping alleviate some of the pressure by storing more containers on site, where there is storage capacity for 1,500 TEUs.
iPort Rail, part of the 800-acre iPort logistics hub being developed by pan-European logistics specialist Verdion, has seen rapid growth since it first opened in late 2018.
Steve Freeman, Managing Director of iPort Rail, said: “We are pleased to see the number of trains operating at iPort Rail return to pre-pandemic levels, which is reflective of the steady increase in activity we are seeing across supply chains throughout Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Throughout this year, our terminal has played a key part in keeping these goods moving and supporting businesses, from local to national. We are more prepared than ever to continue helping companies navigate these uncertain times as we approach the end of the year.”
iPort Rail is also in an advanced stage of its Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status application, which will allow the terminal to process customs on site after the Brexit transition period ends.