Green fuel for an orange loco

Freightliner, the UK rail arm of Genesee & Wyoming, will be the first operator to use new low-emission Shell diesel fuel. Gd45 powered by Shell GTL fuel consists of 55% Shell GTL (gas to liquids) fuel and 45% Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Freightliner has been testing the fuel on some of its services over recent months in partnership with the fuel’s designer, GBF, and Shell. Data collected shows reductions of ... [+]

New wagons for Freightliner

Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 new FFA-G intermodal 40ftwagons from Poland. The remainder are due to be delivered by November 2021. The new FFA-G wagon is the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail and are over two tonnes ... [+]

Another win for Freightliner

Fresh from its triumph at the recent Rail Freight Group awards, reightliner, was also triumphant at this year’s National Rail Awards, winning the Freight and Logistics Achievement of the Year title at a ceremony in London. Once again, it was recognised for its train-lengthening initiatives. A sharp decline in passenger numbers ... [+]

Freightliner wins green funding

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) and a consortium of specialist suppliers have secured UK government funding to develop a Rail Freight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC) that will be deployed on the existing NR+ platform used for rail- freight planning. The project is one of 30 ... [+]

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