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DONCASTER, UK: January 25, 2019. DB Cargo UK and container carrier Maritime Transport say they want to increase intermodal UK railfreight capacity with the latter launching a Maritime Intermodal division to contract four DB Cargo services out of Felixstowe and Southampton.

DB Cargo and Maritime ContainersMaritime Intermodal will operate DB Cargo terminals in Trafford Park, Manchester and Wakefield in West Yorkshire and take responsibility for DB Cargo UK’s intermodal customers on its Felixstowe and Southampton services.

DB Cargo will retain and grow its remaining intermodal business including key flows to and from Scotland.

“This is an exciting new agreement that brings together two of the largest and most successful freight companies in the UK to offer an industry-leading service to customers,” said Hans-Georg Werner, CEO of DB Cargo UK. “Intermodal is the fastest growing freight market yet our terminals were underutilised. Maritime is a very successful logistics business and has the volumes and desire to turn these assets into sustainable and profitable distribution centres. It’s a real win-win and we look forward to working with Maritime going forward.”

John Williams, executive chairman of Maritime Group added: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Maritime Intermodal, a new division of our business created with the intention of offering increased resource to our customers in an increasingly difficult market place.”