05 November 2007
Thamesport (London) Limited is celebrating breaking the record for the number of containers handled by its rail terminal. Volumes reached an all-time high in the October, when a total of 6,007 units were handled, breaking the previous record of 5,411, set in October 1999.
These figures represent a rail modal share for Thamesport of 23.6% and highlight the Port’s dedication to transporting as many containers by rail as possible.
Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, which owns Thamesport, commented:
“These record-breaking volumes are excellent news. They have come at a time when Thamesport is experiencing constantly increasing volumes of trade, and is welcoming new and returning services. Breaking the 6,000 TEU barrier is a testament to the hard work of the Port’s employees, and the recent levels of investment in our facilities.”
Thamesport operates four rail services daily, which serve Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds/Coatbridge, Doncaster and Birch Coppice.
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Thamesport (TMP) is located in the heart of South East England, 10 miles from the M2 motorway, 35 miles from London. It is one of the UK’s busiest container ports.
TMP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, with interests in 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates in a total of 45 ports together with a number of transportation-related service companies.