DB Schenker Rail UK has entered into partnership with PD Ports to run a direct daily service from the port to Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland.
The company noted that this is the first time that a rail freight firm will be working directly with a port to serve the Intermodal sector.
The service, which will start from 3 August, will run five days a week from PD Ports-owned Teesport in Middlesbrough.
The onward journey from Mossend to Grangemouth will be carried out through collaboration with Scotland-based logistics firm WH Malcolm.
DB Schenker Rail UK Sales head Les Morris said: "We have worked closely with PD Ports to bring this service to fruition, which will transport goods directly from Teesport to Scotland.
"This is an excellent example of how logistics companies can come together to provide bespoke solutions for our customers."
PD Ports business development director Geoff Lippitt said: "The recent investment in a dedicated rail terminal at Teesport is part of PD Ports’ wider growth strategy to position the Port as the Northern Gateway for containerised goods destined for the north of the UK.
"In the last three years, we have seen the implementation of a new terminal operating system, the arrival of new RTG cranes and reach stackers as well as significant investment in yard infrastructure."
The new service, which will transport containerised traffic, will allow PD Port to further develop Teesport’s connections with Scotland.
It will also improve the port’s transport infrastructure network to the benefit of shipping lines and intermodal customers, as well as provide daily links to European Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo services.
Image: From 3 August, DB Schenker Rail UK will run a direct daily intermodal rail service from PD Port to Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland. Photo: courtesy of PD Ports.