Long term rail freight lease
17 June 2022
Associated British Ports awarded a long-term lease to Maritime Transport to operate Hams Hall.
ONE OF the UK’s busiest rail freight terminals, Hams Hall plays a central role in the nation’s logistics network, and its expert team and strategic location have made it an important part of ABP’s portfolio for almost 25 years.
Maritime Transport, an ABP customer at the terminal, has been pursuing a wider strategy to transport more cargo by rail. Over the last three years, and the purpose-built site at Hams Hall offers the opportunity for them to expand further. ABP and Maritime Transport have agreed that operations in Hams Hall will transfer to Maritime Transport as of 3rd July 2022.
East Midlands Gateway
Maritime has also signed a deal with SEGRO to double rail freight capacity at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway in the first deal since the designation of the East Midlands Freeport.
Maritime will become the rail operator at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton. The deal, which includes the long-term lease of a new, 17-acre intermodal rail terminal and wider management role for Maritime, covering the rail infrastructure on the Logistics Park, will provide occupiers at Northampton and in the East Midlands with new, low carbon freight connections from UK container ports and other inland rail terminals with capacity for up to 16 daily trains, when fully operational.
The 775m long, open access, strategic rail freight interchange, capable of receiving the largest container freight trains with storage capacity for almost 2,500 TEU (20 ft equivalent containers) and parking for over 125 trucks.