Friday, February 22, 2013

Logistics Group Offers More Multimodal Freight Options with Refurbished Terminal

DB Schenker Expand Intermodal Capacity in Midlands
Shipping News Feature

UK – DB Schenker says it has significantly increased multimodal freight options for its customers in the region with the completion of a major re-investment programme at one of the logistics company’s main UK land hubs at Nuneaton. The recent opening of their dedicated contract logistics site in Tamworth created new capacity in the Nuneaton facility and this expansion forms part of the company’s growth strategy for the huge catchment area that is the Midlands.

The 5,200 square metre shared logistics facility in Tamworth is adjacent to the M42 and was completed in December, particularly to serve Schenker customers operating in the automotive, industrial and consumer industries. DB Schenker Logistics is also able to provide rail freight services through its sister company DB Schenker Rail and with access from Nuneaton to rail freight terminals in the local area, such as Hams Hall, and also to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel, the new Nuneaton facility provides a raft of intermodal services.

Schenker says that from the 7,960 square metre Nuneaton facility which is now equipped with twenty one cargo loading bays and upgraded state of the art security it can offer daily departures to and from all European destinations via its extensive land network which now consists of 730 locations in 36 countries as well as the air and ocean freight services the group network provides. Helgi Ingolfsson, CEO, Schenker Limited, commented:

“We have aggressive growth plans and this expansion will enable us to handle a vastly increased volume of cargo. We have a large team based here, with vast knowledge we also have many value-added e-business services we can offer clients to improve the efficiency of their supply chain.”