GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new two-year deal with the global provider of end-to-end logistics services, the Danish company A.P. Moller -Maersk. The first rail collaboration between the two companies.
The service will operate from Felixstowe to Newell & Wright in Tinsley and will consist of daily trains, five times a week. The new built facility at Tinsley will bring new exciting opportunities to the market.
Newell & Wright have been working night and day to reopen an unused rail terminal which sits half in Rotherham and half in Sheffield.
Tinsley Marshalling Yard, was once the rail hub of the borough, home to over 200 locomotives, however due to its decline in the early 80's the site had become wasteland until this years resurrection.
This new agreement sees GBRf operating from the new terminal in Tinsley, but is a continuation of a longstanding relationship with Newell & Wright, whom GBRf have long worked with.
The announcement also allows for the already strong relationship between GBRf and Maersk to flourish over the coming years. Maersk, a global integrator of container logistics company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation, has been the largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world since 1996 and is a leading player in the logistics space.
The new service will incorporate five new eco-fret 2 wagons which have recently been procured from VTG.
John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight, said:
“I am delighted we have agreed this contract with Maersk, one of the world’s most renowned logistics and shipping companies. We are a growing organisation, always looking for the next opportunity and working with Maersk was an excellent opportunity. We hope this is the beginning of a great relationship.”
“We are also thrilled to be able to continue to build on our relationship with Newell & Wright, and to be operating from another of their terminals. We look forward to strengthening our ties over the course of the next two years.”
Jeremy Haycock at Maersk said:
“Maersk´s ultimate aim is offering our customers reliable options that streamline their supply chains. As a provider of logistic services, rail is key for us to increase supply chain flexibility for our customers. We will continue to strength our reliability in the UK and for that matter, the relationship with GBRf and Newell & Wright has proven to be of paramount importance.”