24 November 2023
Full steam ahead on Rail
On Friday 24 November 2023, Belview Port saw two trains on terminal at the same time and maximised efficiency by carrying out an engine swapover.
Firstly, we had a rails train are to load out railtrack and then shortly after, the liner from Ballina arrived with containers for export onto the Samskip / DFDS Logistics container ship, Samskip Express.
The engine for the first train swapped over and connected up with the container train to pull it out, maximising efficiency of train operations.
No other port in Ireland can do this!
Belview Port has this capability and was at the forefront of the rail freight sector in the 1990’s, operating up to 30 trains per week on it’s 4 rail sidings. Now with renewed investment in that sector, the terminal is ready to serve and has proven capability to meet the needs of the sector.