Rail Freight

DB CARGO has opened a new £6 million steel logistics centre in Wolverhampton.

The operator has more than doubled the size of its existing facility, which receives imported steel. The new logistics centre will be used by companies including ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel and SSAB.

The centre is adjacent to the West Coast main line and covers an area of 11,880 square metres, with capacity to store 48,000 tonnes of steel, the equivalent of 3,324 coils.

DBC currently transports steel to the centre by rail from the ports of Immingham, Hull and Boston, where it is then unloaded before being transferred onto HGVs for inal delivery by road.

Steel empties: loco No 60066 approaches Derby with the 6E08 10.04 Wolverhampton Steel Terminal to Immingham Sorting Sidings working on 5 April 2018.
Steve Donald