This is an excellent example of partnership working.” ENDS For further information, please contact: Westbourne Communications 020 3397 0100 [email protected] GB Railfreight Founded in 1999 and headquartered in London, United Kingdom, GB Railfreight is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with a turnover in excess of GBP 120m.For further information, please visit the signing of the rail haulage contract Lynemouth Power Limited, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced that it will be leasing 50 newly built, lidded biomass wagons from Nacco.“The proposals in this consultation risk further undermining the profitability of the rail freight sector at a time when government says it is committed to improving air quality and economic productivity.Introducing measures that would see more freight move onto the road network, or demand reduce for commodities such as biomass as it becomes increasingly expensive to transport, conflicts with these aims and we hope that our response, as well as the responses of the wider rail freight sector, convinces the authorities to not introduce new charges.” The response identifies four factors that the ORR and Network Rail should be considering if they are to be taken seriously in their desire to see a thriving rail freight sector: In their current forms, GBRf felt the ORR’s proposals showed a lack of understanding of freight and end user contracts and the ability of Freight Operating Companies to absorb any mark-up or pass-through.Keeping this off our roads and on the railways decreases congestion, helps tackle air quality issues and improves economic productivity.That is why GBRf is continuing to invest and grow as a business, and pushing to have rail freight’s role in delivering the UK economy recognised and expanded.” Andrew Smith, Sibelco’s Network Logistics Manager, SW Europe, said: “We are delighted to see our new wagons arrive in UK.For further information, please visit Railfreight (GBRf) has responded to the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) consultation on charges to recover fixed network costs.In this response, GBRf has reiterated its commitment to defend its interests and the interests of its customers for the benefit of the sustainability of freight on rail.
Operating its first intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal at ABP Port of Southampton to ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal, GBRf will be helping to spread Christmas cheer and ensuring supermarkets and high street stores meet what is expected to be high levels of demand over Christmas.
ENDS For further information, please contact: Westbourne Communications 020 3397 0100 [email protected] GB Railfreight Founded in 1999 and headquartered in London, United Kingdom, GB Railfreight is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with a turnover in excess of GBP 120m.
GB Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the railway sector and transports goods for a wide range of customers.
£2.4m has been invested in a new 5.8 acre facility operated by Solent Stevedores, which has seen turnaround times halved, vastly improved capacity, and driven container throughput.
Alastair Welch, ABP Southampton Director, said: “The improvements to the rail freight facilities enable Solent Stevedores to increase the number of containers they can handle and an increase to the number of trains coming to the port.