GERMANY's DB Schenker Rail UK has increased its services from London Gateway to run five days a week.
Trains will run to Trafford Park in Manchester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays to its Wakefield terminal, also in northern England.
The company also runs trains from the Thames port to South Wales, reported Lloyd's Loading List.
"Since launching our services from London Gateway we have broadened our customer base and gained new ones, including large shipping lines," said DB Schenker Rail marketing chief Steve Pryce.
"London Gateway is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the innovative and unique products that we offer our customers," said Mr Pryce.
The rail operator has also integrated its own order-management system, Anubis, "directly with those of the London Gateway, to give customers a seamless, efficient, rapid intermodal freight service, direct from the port to terminals across the country".
It claims that the close integration of its systems with London Gateway has enabled the company to achieve a shore-to-door delivery record of 99.7 per cent of containers being transported on time.
London Gateway has the UK's largest port rail freight terminal, with 30 per cent of the port's cargo carried by rail.
Source : HKSG.