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News Report Page 2 of 18
Publication Date:- 2018-28-04
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Peel Ports has partner with DB Cargo for 1st rail freight service

PEEL Ports has partnered with the UK's largest rail freight company, DB Cargo UK to provide a new rail service for containers via the Port of Liverpool for the 1st time.

The new service will provide shipping lines, forwarders, tank operators and cargo owners with a seamless route between the quayside at Liverpool and Scotland.

The service is due to begin on 8 May 2018, with goods loaded in Liverpool and transferred to Mossend terminal in Glasgow, before onward delivery to destinations across Scotland.

The returning service to Liverpool will carry Scottish goods for export, with a large portion destined for America. Scottish family run company Walkers Shortbread, who produce 40,000 tons of biscuits every year, will be 1 of the 1st customers to use the new service, exporting 700 containers a year to America.

The new service will comprise up to 30 wagons and is expected to carry over 40 containers per trip. The service will initially run 3 days a week with DB Cargo UK providing the rail haulage.

Jouke Schaap, Container Director at Peel Ports, said:- "This is an important milestone event for us and our partners, DB Cargo. We know that cargo owners are looking for more efficient ways of getting their goods from A to B, and this rail freight service provides them with a simpler, more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of doing that. It also underlines our commitment to working with our customers and the wider supply chain to transform UK logistics practices to ensure the door to door journey is optimised."

Hans Georg Werner, CEO from DB Cargo UK said:- "We're delighted to be working alongside Peel Ports on this exciting new initiative. Introducing express rail services between Liverpool and Mossend is a really sustainable solution, significantly reducing the need for HGV's to travel thousands of miles on our roads each week. Peel Ports' vision to offer customers a seamless end to end service resonates with our own drive for higher standards of service and flexibility for our customers. We look forward to seeing our partnership grow in the years ahead."

Andrew Stokes, Head of International Sales at Walkers Shortbread Ltd, said:- "Increasing our logistics efficiency and reducing our road haulage miles are both key to our export strategy. The new rail service connecting Scotland with Liverpool provides us with direct, regular access to our gateway to America. We're currently exporting around 700 containers of shortbread to the US each year, and hope to see this grow in years to come, in part thanks to the integrated route to market offered via Liverpool."

The available train path capaCity directly to and from the Port of Liverpool is currently amongst the highest of all major ports within the UK, providing expansion options for importers and exporters that also minimise cost, congestion and carbon emissions. For intermodal traffic, the port has W10 gauge clearance capability, allowing 9ft 6in containers to be conveyed on standard deck height rail wagons. The new rail service will complement Liverpool's wider logistics offering, such as multi user warehousing, as Peel Ports continues its strategy of creating a truly multi modal logistics hub right in the heart of the UK and providing supply chain efficiency and reliability for our economy.

Proposed Rail Fright Schedule
Day Depart Seaforth (Liverpool) Arrive Mossend (Glasgow)
Sunday 14:15 23:00
Tuesday 14:15 23:00
Thursday 14:15 23:00
Day Depart Mossend (Glasgow) Arrive Seaforth (Liverpool)
Monday 03:00 08:30
Wednesday 03:00 08:30
Friday 03:00 08:30

All rail freight enquires should be emailed to:- RailFreight@PeelPorts.Com.

Did you know? DB Cargo is a European railway cargo carrier, who have their headquarters in Mainz, Germany. DB stands for Deutsche Bahn. The UK arm of the company is based in Doncaster and trades as DB Cargo UK Ltd. DB Cargo UK is the UK's largest rail freight company, and it provides freight, infrastructure and passenger charter trains throughout England, Scotland and Wales and freight services to and from mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.


Health visitors invited to attend open evening on 1 May

PRACTISING and student health visitors are invited to attend an open evening at Suites Hotel in Knowsley (L34 9HA) on 1 May 2018, to find out more about a career with North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's 0 to 19 child health services in Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens.

The informal drop-in event is a chance for health visitors to chat to front line staff and managers about working for the Trust, including staff perks and benefits, opportunities for career development and the organisational culture and values.

North West Boroughs Healthcare provides a range of community based child health services to families across Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens. These include health visiting and School nursing services, the Family Nurse Partnership programme, breastfeeding support and immunisations.

The Trust is currently recruiting to a number of full and part time health visiting posts across the 3 boroughs and managers are keen to speak to prospective candidates - both experienced health visitors and those due to qualify in September this year; who may be interested in working for the organisation.

Janet Morris, Head of Service for Children's Community Care Services in Knowsley, said:- "I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking for new opportunity to work in a very innovative child health service to come along for a coffee and a chat about what it's like to work as a health visitor within 1 of our fantastic 0 to 19 teams. As an organisation, we offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working and a dedicated occupational health and wellbeing service for staff, including free access to physiotherapy and counselling services."

There is no need to book onto the event and those attending can drop by any time, between 5pm and 8pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.

To view latest vacancies and apply for a role within North West Boroughs Healthcare's child health services, visit:- Jobs.NWBH.NHS.UK and select 'nursing and midwifery.'

 
      
 
   
 
 
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