THE ‘DP World London Gateway’ locomotive is set to become a familiar sight on services operated by DB Schenker Rail UK who have reaffirmed their commitment to running trains to and from the port by announcing regular services to Trafford Park and Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal from day one of operations.
Carsten Hinne, Managing Director Logistics, DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “London Gateway is a huge investment that will boost the UK economy and revolutionise the maritime intermodal supply chain.
“London Gateway offers DB Schenker Rail UK a great opportunity to grow our intermodal business and we look forward to seeing the ‘DP World London Gateway’ locomotive providing the haulage power on our services to and from the port later this year.
“Winning the contract to provide track maintenance and operational services at this state-of-the-art rail terminal is of course an important milestone for DB Schenker Rail UK and it goes without saying that we are extremely appreciative of the support that our colleagues at DP World London Gateway have demonstrated from the start of this project.”
Simon Moore CEO DP World, said: “It’s an honour to have a train named after us. We were very pleased to be able to welcome DB Schenker, cargo owners and shipping lines to the event and witness first-hand the excellent working partnership in place between us.”