Friday, May 29, 2015

News: New Rotherham rail port facility

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South Yorkshire's largest privately owned and most successful haulage contractors, Newell & Wright Group, has invested in a new container rail port facility in Rotherham in between Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1.

With a Templeborough base on the Sheffield/Rotherham border, the group has four divisions covering container haulage and haulage for major shipping lines, freight forwarding and specialised logistics.

The new facility is described as a "major investment project for South Yorkshire and the immediate Rotherham region" and has taken around six months to implement.

In total there are six sidings ranging from 300 to 400 metres allowing for a significant level of rolling stock and container handling. The investment has seen the introduction of reinforced concrete standings, container loaders and a hardstanding circuit for the firm's fleet to be loaded and unloaded.

Newell & Wright Group, said: "There will be further developments at the site through the summer as we see an increase in demand for container freight being transported on the UK's rail network. The Rotherham rail port is well placed near the main UK motorway in the centre of the country so we are expecting to be very busy in the coming months."

In 1974, Frank Newell and Paul Wright formed Newell & Wright Transport, operating in those early days as a very small general haulage company from rented premises. With continued expansion, the Newell & Wright Group now has an annual turnover in excess of £50m. The group employs over 300 personnel, many of whom have remained with the company as it has expanded.

Newell & Wright Group website

Images: Newell & Wright Group

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