Operated by GB Railfreight for Maritime Transport, the 38th daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe, connecting the port with Birch Coppice in the Midlands.
The new service constitutes the 15th operated by GB Railfreight and the 12th daily rail connection from the port to destinations in the Midlands, according to the United Kingdom's port.
"Increasing the proportion of traffic moving by rail is an important part of our strategy to offer the widest possible range of sustainable transport options through the Port of Felixstowe," said Robert Ashton, operations director at the Port of Felixstowe.
"We are investing in new plant and equipment as part of our own drive towards net-zero and are working with partners, including GB Railfreight and Maritime Transport to help others remove carbon from their supply chains," added Ashton.
Additionally, Julie Garn, general manager intermodal of GB Railfreight commented, "Working closely with Maritime Transport and the Port of Felixstowe, this new service will play an important part in alleviating some of the pressure facing the UK supply chain."
The destinations currently served by rail from the Port of Felixstowe are Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Teesport, Birmingham, Birch Coppice, Doncaster, East Midlands Gateway, Hams Hall, Wakefield, Ditton (Widnes), Rotherham, iPort Rossington and Cardiff.