UK aid train on its way to Ukraine

UK Rail for Ukraine, a cross-industry volunteer initiative has sent its first aid train on a special DB Cargo service. It is carrying more than 1,500 tonnes including non-perishable food, hygiene and medical products, basic living equipment, and other much-needed supplies donated from a wide range of businesses and organisations following requests for aid from the Ukrainian authorities. Transported in 24 shipping containers over a 500-meter train, the aid has been ... [+]

Joint honours for Maritime and DB Cargo

Maritime Intermodal and DB Cargo UK have been named joint winners of the Rail Freight and Logistics Excellence category at this year’s Rail Business Awards. The award, sponsored by the Institution of Railway Operators, recognised the innovative intermodal partnership between two of the of the UK’s leading road and rail operators.  This ... [+]

ABP to move Minis through Southampton Western Docks

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £300,000 in a new car carrying DB Cargo-operated rail service for BMW at Southampton. The investment will allow ABP to move around 600 to 800 new BMW Minis each week by rail. It is the first automotive service to operate in the Western Docks, alomngside ... [+]

UK finance chief to take over at DB Cargo

Pan-European railfreight operator DB Cargo has appointed current chief financial officer in the UK Andrea Rossi as its new chief executive from 1 September 1. It follows the decision of current chief executive Hans-Georg Werner to retire later this year. Rossi has worked for DB Cargo UK for the past ... [+]

Peel launches the Scouse-Scottish express

Peel Ports has partnered with DB Cargo UK to provide a new container rail service between the Port of Liverpool and Scotland for the first time. The service, due to begin on 8 May, will operate to Mossend terminal in Glasgow, with onward road delivery to destinations across Scotland. The new ... [+]

DB Cargo extends Scots rail contract

DB Cargo UK has extended its contract with Malcolm Logistics for container rail services from Daventry to Scotland until August 2020. The rail freight operator, the UK’s largest, signed an initial three year deal with the logistics operator in 2014, which will now continue for a further three years under a ... [+]

Trial train moves 1,300 tonnes

DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal operated a trial service moving 1,300 tonnes of steel coil by rail from the port of Boston to Wolverhampton on 29 September. It is envisaged that the service will operate weekly once the trial is complete. DB Cargo UK is also ... [+]

Trains and training for DB Cargo’s Amy Pressland

DB Cargo UK’s Dr Amy Pressland is leading a double life. As well as being International HR Projects Manager – though currently seconded to group partner Euro Cargo Rail in Paris she will be joining Team GB in the Age Group World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam this month. She qualified for ... [+]

Rail operator reaches deal with unions

DB Cargo UK says it has reached agreement with its four trade union partners - ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite – on a restructuring plan announced last October to cut 893 jobs, or almost a third of its workforce. Working arrangements of employees will also be updated and modernised, the ... [+]

‘Orient Express’ set to return

A re-run of the China Rail train service between China and and the UK is set to place  – this time in the return direction from the UK.The return train back to China will depart DP World London Gateway's rail terminal on 10 April. China Railway subsidiary CRIMT, DB Schenker, InterRail ... [+]

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