The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest port, has opened its brand new £3million rail freight hub, further securing its place as Scotland’s key strategic freight and import / export hub.
Grangemouth’s new facility provides a direct link to the port’s busy container terminal, which handles in excess of 155,000 containers per year. The hub’s new dual rail siding is capable of accommodating the UK’s longest freight trains and offers enhanced container / domestic intermodal options — the first rail freight terminal to do so.
Over the last five years, the Port of Grangemouth, which lies on the River Forth, has invested over £30million in infrastructure and equipment, and the opening of this new hub comes at a time when many businesses are looking for greener supply chain solutions. With rail freight reducing carbon emissions by 76% in comparison with road freight, and the new hub enabling longer, heavier trains, Grangemouth’s new facility meets the needs of those looking for a sustainable, reliable solution.
The investment is expected to be welcomed by members of the Scottish freight community within the food, drink and perishables sector.