08-10 October 2024
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Port shows its mettle with record-breaking load


Port of Sunderland

Port shows its mettle with record-breaking load

The arrival of 36 rail wagons packed with alloy metals marked a 306-year record for Port of Sunderland this month.

Arriving onto the Port’s multimodal site on Friday [15 Sep], the 585 metre long DB Cargo UK freight train became the longest to transit the port in its three-century history.

Carrying just under 2,000 tonnes of metal, the delivery was the latest in an established cargo flow transporting goods to the port on behalf of a client in the North East.

Since the 2014 restitution by Network Rail of its operational infrastructure connecting the Port to the national rail network, rail freight volumes have slowly re-established themselves thanks to increased partnership working between the port, Network Rail and the freight operating company, DB Cargo UK.

This collaboration between has provided a major boost to the port’s multimodal credentials, allowing it to maximise the advantage of longer and heavy rail consignments.

For more information on Port of Sunderland, visit: http://www.portofsunderland.org.uk

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