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Rail-Freight Service Set to Boost Ballina's Busy Business Via (Belview) the Port of Waterford

29th June 2020
Plans for a new rail freight link between Ballina and (Belview) the Port of Waterford) is set to create a host of opportunities for local import and export businesses Plans for a new rail freight link between Ballina and (Belview) the Port of Waterford) is set to create a host of opportunities for local import and export businesses Photo: Western People-facebook

RailSail: Details of a proposed new service were outlined by XPO Logistics at the latest Irish Exporters Association Western Council roundtable webinar.

As Western People reports, Ballina Beverages – which is a long-standing client of XPO Logistics – will be the main user of the proposed new sustainable service which will help transport the company’s soft drinks concentrate to global markets.

Ballina Beverages prioritises eco-friendly logistics and rail freight is the ideal solution for its transport requirements in that respect.

Through XPO, the freight movement from Ballina to (Belview) the port of Waterford will then be transferred to Rotterdam Port by ferry and further multi-modal transport to world markets.

XPO has been working on the new freight project with Irish Rail since arriving in Ireland.

More on this development here. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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