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PORT OF LIVERPOOL, UK: April 23, 2018. Peel Ports has partnered with DB Cargo to provide a new three times weekly container rail service from the Port of Liverpool to Glasgow, Scotland from May 08 this year.

The service is expected to carry 40 containers per trip with goods loaded in Liverpool and transferred at DB Cargo's Mossend terminal in Glasgow for onward delivery to destinations across Scotland.

DB Cargo Peel PortsThe returning service to Liverpool will carry Scottish exports primarily destined for the US including Walker Shortbread. The family-owned company produces 40,000 tons of product a year.

“Increasing our logistics efficiency and reducing our road haulage miles are both key to our export strategy. The new rail service connecting Scotland with Liverpool provides us with direct, regular access to our gateway to America,” said Andrew Stokes, head of International Sales at Walkers Shortbread. “We’re currently exporting around 700 containers of shortbread to the US each year, and hope to see this grow in years to come, in part thanks to the integrated route to market offered via Liverpool.”

Peel Ports said the new rail service complements Liverpool’s wider logistics offering that includes multi-user warehousing.

“We know that cargo owners are looking for more efficient ways of getting their goods from A to B, and this rail freight service provides them with a simpler, more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of doing that,” commented Peel Ports Container director Jouke Schaap. “It also underlines our commitment to working with our customers and the wider supply chain to transform UK logistics practices to ensure the door-to-door journey is optimised.”

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