ABP and railfreight

ABP is the UK's largest and leading rail-connected ports group, with a UK-wide network capable of handling every conceivable type of cargo. With 16 of the company's 21 ports connected to the national rail network, ABP generates nearly 100 railfreight movements a day.  In particular, ABP ports generate large volumes of rail transport for coal and other bulk cargoes and for the movement of containers, especially in to and out of the UK's second largest container port, the Port of Southampton. 

ABP is committed to using its facilities, knowledge, and expertise to help its customers take advantage of the benefits railfreight can offer their business, which includes competitive prices, reliable services, and less environmental impact than road haulage.  ABP's extensive experience of working with the UK rail industry means that it has the level of knowledge to help its customers establish an effective port-connected railfreight operation.  If it can be moved by rail, then ABP can make it happen.

Hams Hall Railfreight Terminal

ABP owns and operates the country's busiest inland railfreight terminal handling in the region of 200,000 teus each year. Located eight miles outside Birmingham, the 11 ha Hams Hall Railfreight Terminal is situated adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line and handles deep-sea and short-sea traffic to and from ports such as Southampton, Tilbury, and Felixstowe, as well as traffic via the Channel Tunnel and domestic traffic from Scotland.

The performance of Hams Hall is recognised by the list of awards it has won and been nominated for by the industry, as well as being recognised by the Department for Transport which used Hams Hall as a case study for benchmarking rail terminal operations.   

Please visit www.hamshallrailterminal.co.uk for full details