DB Schenker Rail has launched its unique London Eurohub, the only facility of its kind connected to HS1, the European Rail Network and the UK Rail Network.
The multimodal Eurohub development in Barking, London, can accommodate the unloading, preparation and distribution of finished vehicles, connecting production lines with the end customer.
The open-access terminal is primarily for import and export, with an initial capability of handling up to 150,000 finished vehicles per year. The site is ideally situated at the most westerly point of connection to the European rail network.
London Eurohub provides simplified logistics supply chain solutions for customers, reducing transhipment and the associated risk of damage with fewer handling interfaces.
Furthermore the versatility of the site means it is also possible to handle containers and palletised products, offering warehouse space for storage, break bulk and distribution.
Although the site is designed to provide solutions for the automotive market, it is also capable of servicing both import and export volumes for all industry sectors.
Matthew Johanson, Head of Automotive at DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “We are very excited about the range of benefits that we can offer to our customers through London Eurohub. The rail-linked facility reduces complexity and risk by providing an integrated logistics solution from a single source, which can also help reduce inventory costs.
“We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are proud to offer services that are tailored to meet customer requirements.”
Geoff Spencer, CEO of DB Schenker Rail UK, added: “London Eurohub is a truly innovative new offering to the automotive finished vehicle import/exports market. It will bring huge benefits to our customers and the broader industry, enabling manufacturers to streamline their supply chain by offering a superior quality logistics service.”