FOLLOWING a four-month pilot, UK company Eddie Stobart Logistics has confirmed the launch of a rail service from the Port of Tilbury to Daventry, which it plans to run five days a week with a forecast capacity of 200 containers a week.
A weekly service would run to Widnes. ‘The service leaves Tilbury at 09.00 and reaches Daventry at 15.00’, said ESL Sector Director John Clark. ‘This will allow our customers to get fresh produce into regional distribution centres or stores across the UK on the same day. T
“This careful timing is essential to retailers who otherwise lose much of their products’ freshness and value.’