Scotland’s largest international multi-modal rail freight park

Championing zero-carbon logistics

Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) will expand the already established rail logistics operation at Mossend to provide a further 2.2 million sq ft (200,000 sq m) of low carbon, 24/7 distribution, logistics and manufacturing space.

State-of-the-art, zero-carbon facilities

MIRP will put Scotland at the forefront of a worldwide logistics network.

 

Alongside the state-of-the-art, all-electric railhead, which includes eight new 775-metre international standard railway sidings and two fully autonomous rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, there will be space for warehousing, container storage and HGV parking. The terminal will be able to handle up to 16 electric freight trains per day and transfer over 16 million tonnes of goods per annum.

In an unrivalled location

MIRP will be one of the UK’s most advanced inland dry ports, located alongside a Strategic Railfreight Interchange in the heart of Scotland’s central belt. It links North Lanarkshire to the UK’s premier seaports and the Channel Tunnel via world-class road and rail transport connections. 77% of the Scottish population lives within 50 miles of the site.

 

Estimated transit time to/from Mossend:

  • 7-8 hrs to Teesport and Liverpool
  • 12-14 hrs to Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway
  • 40 hrs to Northern Italy and Spain
  • 70 hrs to Central Poland

Which supports the local economy

MIRP will create a lasting legacy for North Lanarkshire and Scotland as well as the wider UK economy. The £260 million development represents one of the largest single public-private sector investments in Scotland, which supports inclusive economic growth for the local and regional communities.

 

Businesses using the park will benefit from access to zero-carbon supply chain logistics, significant cost saving opportunities, increased efficiency, and reliability, compared to long-haul road transport.

 

Locally, a highly trained and skilled workforce will have access to 4,900 jobs during the construction and operational phase, promoting diversity and equality, and generating salaries of approximately £100 million. Highly skilled apprentices will make up a significant part of the workforce.

And promotes sustainability

Co-locating distribution space with rail terminal facilities delivers an 80% reduction in carbon emissions for every tonne of freight moved by rail. It is more cost efficient and supports the Scottish Government’s vision for a zero-carbon supply chain network and a more competitive and efficient rail freight sector.

 

MIRP will be Scotland’s first 775-metre electric rail terminal, handling longer trains, carrying three times more goods per journey and taking 90 long-distance HGVs off the road network.

 

Areas of the land are being transformed into woodland areas and quality green space for the local community and to promote biodiversity.

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