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Continued Rail Investment At The Port of Southampton Accelerates Air Quality Improvements - ABP

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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ABP said that a project to lengthen the tracks at the Port of Southampton’s Solent Rail Terminal has completed and aims to reduce lorry movements in the city by 180,000 each year. As part of a commitment to improving air quality in the port and for the city, Solent Stevedores and ABP Southampton have partnered on this scheme to extend the track by 70 metres so that two 645-metre container trains can be serviced simultaneously. Previously only one shorter train could be accommodated at the terminal at a time. This project has significantly improved efficiency at the terminal by more than doubling the capacity of daily train services from five to a potential of 12 and from 60,000 container rail freight moves per year to a potential of 180,000 moves per year.

This investment also ensures the port can continue to accommodate the growing demand from customers wishing to use rail as a preferred method of cargo shipment.

ABP Southampton works closely with its port partners to promote sustainable operations and this project is part of a key commitment from ABP Southampton’s Air Quality Strategy that was published last year.

Mr Alastair Welch, ABP Southampton Director said that “We are continually investing in our infrastructure and facilities and alongside our partners at the port, we strive to operate in the most sustainable way possible. Expanding the rail freight offering at the port is great news for air quality.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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