Intended to ease pressures of HGV driver shortage

Humber Express rail freight service launched

A new intermodal train service directly from the Port of Immingham to iPort Rail in Doncaster has been launched, intent on easing the pressures of the current HGV driver shortage by having the capacity to move 80 containers a day by rail.

The Humber Express is a partnership between DFDS, one of Europe’s leading ferry and logistics providers, and the iPort Rail inland terminal in Doncaster. It is a scheduled service delivering freight from the Port of Immingham to the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub in South Yorkshire.

The containers on the service will have arrived at the Port by ship from a multitude of destinations and be carrying a wide variety of goods. They will be loaded directly onto the train at the Port before being moved by rail to Doncaster and from there to onwards destinations across the country. At the same time, goods from across the UK can arrive in Doncaster for smooth transit to Immingham and onward to DFDS European network destinations. Services will run in both directions twice a day with capacity for 80 containers every 24 hours.


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