£21m contract extension for rail freight operator | Business Doncaster
NEWS  >  £21m contract extension for rail freight operator
23
Jan

£21m contract extension for rail freight operator

Freight operator DB Cargo UK has extended its contract with Malcolm Logistics until 2020.

DB Cargo UK, based in Docaster, signed an initial three year deal with the logistics giant in 2014 and this week it has been agreed the partnership will continue for a further three years. The contract which will now run until August 2020 is worth £21m.

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.

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.

Adam Baines, Intermodal Account Manager at DB Cargo UK, said: “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.”

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. “

Original source