DIRFTDaventry International Rail Freight Terminal (UK rail port and logistics center)
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We already occupy a number of buildings at DIRFT as it is an excellent location for many of our customers," said William Stobart, CEO, Eddie Stobart.
2003: Tesco kicks off its new freight delivery programme trial running goods from the docks to DIRFT and then from DIRFT to Scotland with the stated aim of eventually moving all goods within Scotland via rail.
The two DIRFT East units, covering 200,000 sq ft and 140,000 sq ft, respectively, have been designed and built to the highest specification.
The distribution centre at DIRFT II is a significant investment for Sainsbury's," said Roger Burnley, managing director, General Merchandise, Clothing and Logistics, at Sainsbury's.
Currently leads the way with a regular service from DIRFT to Scotland and also moves all goods within Scotland via rail including one link to Orkney.
Tesco selected Prologis' DIRFT 2 site for its newly opened 840,000 sq ft rail connected distribution centre and a proposed third phase will provide a further 7.
Emergency services were called to the DIRFT Logistics Park, on junction 18 of the M1, Crick, after three staff at the Royal Mail depot were exposed to a substance in a package and became ill.
The proposed construction is slated to come up within the Prologis DIRFT II development site in Daventry and scheduled to commence in early 2013.
It covers a trip from Southampton to Trafford Park in Manchester, centring on the DIRFT Logistics Park near Rugby.
In the Midlands we are fortunate that we have three significant modern rail terminals, DIRFT in Daventry, Hams Hall and a new facility at Tamworth to add to the established Bescot terminal, which is trading very nicely.
This will include involvement with major schemes including DIRFT Logistics Park for Severn Trent Property and Logix Park in Hinckley for Rosemound Developments.
THE next phase of development at DIRFT, the giant rail freight terminal near Daventry, is likely to create nearly 2,500 new jobs over the next five years.