Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Comes Early for Intermodal Logistics Providers

Freight Deliveries Have to Stock Shops for the Season
Shipping News Feature
UK – Road haulage groups and other logistics providers have been getting ready for Christmas and DB Schenker Rail UK says it has been busy making sure that festive products reached shop shelves in good time for the celebrations with its intermodal services from the Ports of London Gateway, Southampton and Felixstowe. To help Santa deliver goodies across the UK, DB Schenker Rail UK transports containers full of seasonal products by rail to major cities in the Midlands, North of England and Scotland.

Along with every other freight group Schenker has been rallying the troops in advance of the festivities with Customer Service Representative Ian Cox booking containers, full of Christmas goodies, onto the Southampton to Burton Service since the summer. Meanwhile Rail and Sea Shipment Co-ordinator Ruth Loader and Customer Service Representatives Joe Mullett and Kevin Harmer have offered their services to Father Christmas by moving stock for the high street into the Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire on DB Schenker Rail UK’s Southampton to Bift, Southampton to Trafford Park and Felixstowe to Wakefield container services. David Cross, Head of Intermodal, said:

“We understand how challenging Santa’s logistical operations can be and we are glad to offer our assistance through our intermodal services. Our rail freight operations are an integral part of the Christmas season as many of the goods found under the tree and on the table with the turkey were delivered by our trains. Rail is also recognised as a more environmentally friendly form of transport than road, making it a great option for our customers’ Christmas deliveries.”