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DFDS and Iarnród Éireann delight with first year results

Since the re-launch of the DFDS Logistics liner trains between Ballina rail freight terminal and Waterford Port (for onwards shipping to Rotterdam) in early March 2013, the service has moved over 2,500 containers.

The service, operating twice weekly in both directions, departure from Ballina at 11:05 on Tuesdays and Fridays and from Port of Waterford at 11:30 on Mondays and Thursdays.

Use of rail has reduced carbon emissions by around 66% compared with road haulage, this saving some 504,300kgs of CO2 emissions. At Waterford Port, containers are transhipped direct from train to ship by the gantry cranes. Keith Brady, DFDS Logistics Operations Manager in Dublin expressed his delight with the buoyancy of traffic on the rail freight service despite the re-launch in the recession.

Published on www.multimodal.org.uk

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