Schenker wins first 50’ rail freight flow

September 12, 2014 by Peter MacLeod
Schenker wins first 50’ rail freight flow

DB Schenker Rail UK has begun running a new service for WH Malcolm between Daventry and Grangemouth.

This freight flow is in addition to the Daventry to Mossend service which Schenker has been running since early April. The new flow will transport goods seven days a week for a large number of high-profile retailers and manufacturers.

Each year DB Schenker Rail UK will now move over 40,000 containers for WH Malcolm.

The latest win means that the major traffic flows to Grangemouth remain on rail, saving over 13,000,000 road miles per year. This further develops a commitment to the environment through the use of rail.

The new service also carried the first 50’ containers to travel by rail in the UK.

Offering an enhanced capacity for the domestic market, and by using existing railway wagons the Malcolm 50’ container is a real game changer. Neil McDonald, head of sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, says: “This is another fantastic win for DB Schenker Rail UK so soon after beginning the service from Daventry to Mossend. This demonstrates the level of service and efficiency that DB Schenker Rail UK is bringing to each contract, providing true efficiencies and reliability for our customers.

“It is also great news for the local area that these shipments remain on rail, supporting jobs in Grangemouth and keeping lorries off the road.”

Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of The Malcolm Group, says: “We chose DB Schenker Rail UK because they provided an effective solution, which delivered our demanding requirements. Our business is built upon practical solutions and building successful partnerships, and the award of this second service highlights the relationship we are building. DB Schenker Rail UK have worked with us to get our new 50’ units on the train, allowing us to offer more capacity to our customer base.”

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