The Port of Grangemouth has announced its plans to invest £3m in its rail freight offering which will solidify its position as the key strategic freight and export/import hub for Scotland.
The investment will significantly scale up and modernise the port’s current rail capacity to create an extended dual rail siding.
The port has on-site distribution warehouses, with cross docking possibilities, and is within a few miles of the main supermarket distribution centres within Central Scotland.
Derek Knox, senior port manager at the Port of Grangemouth, said: “Over the past five years, we have invested over £30 million in the Port of Grangemouth to offer our customers first class service and connectivity for their businesses.
“We now look to extend this further and the investment in our rail terminal is part of our strategy to provide more resilient, cost effective, greener and efficient options for rail freight transportation to our existing and future customers.”
He added: “The unique advantage of the Grangemouth rail freight terminal is that it is directly linked to Scotland’s largest container port.
“This enables customers to easily connect to established short and deep-sea shipping connections to European and international markets. Additionally, excellent road connectivity to the Port and our central location provides an attractive opportunity for domestic freight flows within the UK.”