A ground level image of a clean fuel electric car and a tractor in front of dock cranes at Hutchison's Port of Felixstowe

Rail freight could be the dirty man of Felixstowe by 2035

Hutchison's Port of Felixstowe has clean cars, tractors and cranes, but it may be a different story for the trains, unless radical changes can take place, either in energy or fuel supply image Hutchison Ports Europe

Rail freight operations at Felixstowe are facing a concerning dilemma. While the port itself has been making significant progress in adopting sustainable practices, such as introducing electric yard cranes, electric tractors and signing agreements for renewable electricity, the rail infrastructure that connects the ports to inland destinations has yet to undergo a similar transformation. Rail freight could potentially become the “dirty bit” of the port’s operations by 2035.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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