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London Thamesport Celebrates Rail Record

16th August 2010


London Thamesport is celebrating a record share of inland movements in its rail department in July 2010.

25% of import containers were moved by rail in the month of July, setting a new record in terms of Multimodal share. Rail movements during the same period have been the highest handled at the London port since 2008.

David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer for Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, which owns London Thamesport commented:

“We take the effect our operations have on the environment very seriously, and are constantly striving to reduce the impact we cause. We are dedicated to transporting as many containers as possible by rail, thus easing pressure on the country’s road network and reducing both our carbon footprint and that of our customers. This record has been achieved through better utilisation of trains, and the addition of a 4th service to Bristol.”

Rail volumes are due to remain at high levels for the coming months, and further record-breaking volumes are possible in the busy period running up to Christmas.

London Thamesport has weekly services to Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

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Note to Editors:

For further information please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs on Tel No: +44 (0) 1394 602063, Fax No: +44 (0) 1394 604943 or E-mail: daveyps@hpuk.co.uk www.londonthamesport.co.uk

London Thamesport (LTP) is located in the heart of Southeast England, 10 miles from the M2 motorway, 35 miles from London. It is one of the UK’s busiest container ports. LTP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 51 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.
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