Potter Logistics will be championing its plans for improved rail gauges and longer head shunts at its rail freight terminals in Ely, Knowsley and Selby, and showing off its new livery at the Multimodal exhibition running from 23 to 25 April at the Birmingham NEC.

Stuart Taylor, business development director, said: "This year, we particularly want to focus on our rail services.

"We have plans already in motion for increasing the rail gauge to W9 at Knowsley and W10 at Selby [allowing wider, taller rolling stock]. In addition, we plan to increase the length of our head shunts at all rail freight terminals so that we can receive longer trains of up to 750m.

"We will have newly liveried vehicles at the exhibition including an Mercedes-Benz Actros and a 7.5-tonne Mitsubishi Canter Eco Hybrid vehicle, the first of its kind in the UK."