• As part of the next phase of Prologis RFI DIRFT a new, state of the art and nationally significant rail freight terminal will be built.

    This Is The Future

Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal

Why Rail Freight

Prologis RFI DIRFT provides significant new opportunities at the UK’s premier road and rail distribution hub to meet the growing demands of global trade.  In the form of container traffic, this is increasing both worldwide and nationally at almost three times that of GDP (since early 1990s). Prologis RFI DIRFT is especially well placed to meet these demands as it offers pathways to deep sea ports, which accounts for 90% of UK container traffic.  Container traffic is expected to rise by a further 182% by 2030.

Source: dft.gov.uk

UK Intermodal Map

The Existing Terminal

Operated for Prologis by W H Malcolm, the existing terminal serves DIRFT and is an important model logistics hub.

Destinations served in 2016 include:
– Glasgow; Mossend and Coatbridge (for western central belt)
– Grangemouth (for Edinburgh and eastern central belt)
– Wentloog (for South Wales and West)
– Thurrock and Barking (for London and South East)
– Europe; Germany, France and Italy
– Southampton, Felixstowe and London Gateway (deep sea ports)
All rail connected locations are available to be served.

Click here to read how our customers have embraced rail at Prologis DIRFT.

The Proposed New Terminal

The new terminal will, in time, replace the existing terminal, increasing capacity and efficiency of the facility and building on the aspiration for and reality of Rail Freight adoption.

Moving freight by rail rather than road produces:
– 3.4 times less CO2 per tonne-km
– 70% less carbon emissions

Source: dft.gov.uk

Value and importance of Rail Freight

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07/07/2014