Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rail Freight Operator Extends Intermodal Contract with Road Haulage and Logistics Outfit

Scottish Firm Continues Transfer of Containers to the Tracks
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UK – Rail freight operator, DB Cargo UK has extended its intermodal contract with Scottish outfit Malcolm Logistics until 2020. Having signed an initial three year deal with the well-known road haulage and logistics group in 2014, both DB Cargo and Malcolm Logistics have agreed to continue the partnership for a further three years, running until August 2020, in a deal worth £21million.

Each year DB Cargo UK transports around 30,000 containers for Malcolm Logistics from Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) to Scotland. Services to Mossend operate five days a week and to Grangemouth seven days a week. The containers include cargo for a large number of high profile retailers and manufacturers and transport toys, food, beverages and electronics to name a few. Adam Baines, Intermodal Account Manager at DB Cargo UK, commented:

“Malcolm Logistics is one of our largest intermodal customers and we are proud our long term partnership will continue. This contract extension is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of everyone involved in delivering these services. At DB Cargo UK we strive to deliver reliable and sustainable services and put the customer at the centre of our focus making us first choice for rail freight in the UK.”

It is estimated moving this cargo via rail freight is saving over 13,000,000 road miles per year and it further develops a commitment to the environment through the use of rail. Andrew Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer at Malcolm Logistics said:

“We are delighted to have extended our contract with DB Cargo UK continuing our good relationship delivering practical solutions and successful partnerships. Carrying freight by rail plays an important part in protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions for us all, and providing a fast, efficient supply chain for raw materials and consumer goods while reducing pressure on the road network.”

Photo: Andrew Malcolm of Malcolm Logistics (L) and Hans-Georg Werner, CEO at DB Cargo UK (R).