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Hams Hall rail freight terminal

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, has today 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, they have established and grown a very successful Intermodal sector, and the purpose-built site at Hams Hall offers the opportunity for them to expand further this important and growing part of their business. ABP and Maritime Transport have agreed that operations in Hams Hall will transfer to Maritime Transport as of 3rd July 2022.

Alastair Welch, ABP’s Regional Director for Southampton, said “We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Maritime Transport as a customer of ours at Hams Hall, and we know they are well placed to develop Hams Hall further, incorporating it into their offer for sustainable supply chain solutions to their customers. We look forward to working with them on a smooth transition and wish them and the team at Hams Hall all the very best.”  

John Williams, Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport, said “We have long viewed the Rail Freight Terminal at Hams Hall as a critical location in our plans to move more cargo by rail and we are delighted to have been able to work closely with ABP to agree a long-term solution for Maritime to operate the rail terminal. We are fully focussed on offering the best, secure and sustainable solutions to our customers reducing the environment impact of their supply chains.”