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Maritime Transport celebrates first anniversary of East Midlands terminal

Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime), the UK’s fastest-growing intermodal transport operator, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Strategic Rail Freight Interchange at East Midlands Gateway (EMG). Located within SEGRO’s 700-acre development adjacent to East Midlands Airport, the 17-acre open-access terminal,...

GB Railfreight announce new contract with Celsa

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are very pleased to announce the commencement of a new twelve-year contract with Celsa Steel UK, the largest manufacturer of steel reinforcement in the UK and one of the largest producers of other long steel products. Building...

Genesee & Wyoming Appoints Eddie Aston as UK/Europe Region CEO

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) today announced the appointment of Eddie Aston as chief executive officer of its UK/Europe Region. The G&W UK/Europe Region employs 3,100 people in the UK and continental Europe and comprises: i) Freightliner, the UK’s...

HS2 helps UK rail freight bounce back as 100th train rolls into Bucks construction site

First 100 trains into HS2’s main compound in Buckinghamshire have now taken the equivalent of 7,500 HGVs off Britain’s roads and cut over 24,000 tonnes of carbon emissionsLatest figures reveal that HS2 construction traffic is helping UK rail freight...

GBRf partners with Porterbrook to build 100 new wagons

Following an extended commercial exercise, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has chosen to partner with British rolling stock company, Porterbrook, for the build of 100 Greenbrier 60’ intermodal twins. This partnership will manage the production of wagons by Greenbrier, a renowned railcar...

‘Jumbo’ freight train first for West Coast main line

The heaviest freight train ever to run on the West Coast main line has made its debut journey from the Peak District to London with essential construction materials. On Wednesday 17 March, the so-called ‘jumbo service’  hauled 3,600 tonnes of...

Maritime and DB Cargo UK alliance scoops rail business award

Maritime Intermodal (Maritime) and DB Cargo UK were delighted to be named joint winners of the Rail Freight and Logistics Excellence category at this year’s Rail Business Awards. The prestigious award, sponsored by the Institution of Railway Operators, recognises the...

GBRf secures contract with Network Rail for Rail Innovation & Development Centre at Melton

GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the largest rail freight operators in the UK, has struck an agreement with Network Rail for the operation of its Rail Innovation & Development Centre (RIDC) Melton at its facility in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The...

New Website for Pentalver’s Container Conversions business

Leading UK container logistics provider, Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has unveiled a new, innovative website for its container conversions business. The goal was to create a visually striking, user-friendly, modern website that adapts to the...

GB Railfreight and Hanson announce new contract

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are delighted to announce a two-year deal with Hanson for services from Shap Quarry in Cumbria to Tuebrook in Liverpool. GBRf will operate an average of two trains a week, having successfully trialled two services already over...

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