First birthday for Teesport terminal

PD Ports has celebrated the first anniversary of its Teesport intermodal rail terminal. The first Freightliner train called in November 2014 following a £3m investment. Business development director, Geoff Lippitt, commented: “We have invested significantly in expanding the intermodal services available at Teesport. Our partnership with Freightliner and DB Schenker demonstrates how businesses across the north can work together to fuel the Northern Powerhouse in finding ways to build a better ... [+]

Freightliner at fifty

Intermodal rail firm Freightliner celebrates its 50th birthday on 12 November. Customers, industry representatives and colleagues will mark the anniversary of the first train – from London to Glasgow - at an event at the National Rail Museum in York, including a keynote speech by Secretary of State for Transport, ... [+]

DRS MD joins Freightliner

Freightliner Group has appointed Neil McNicholas as business development director. He was a founding member of Direct Rail Services (DRS) managing the company’s operations and engineering functions before taking on the role of managing director for 17 years.  [+]

DB Schenker puts little store by Freightliner promises

DB Schenker Rail UK has welcomed the Office of Rail and Road Regulation’s (ORR) preliminary findings on its consultation on access to deep sea container ports in the UK but is not convinced of Freightliner's response. DB Schenker made a formal complaint to the ORR in June 2013 over what ... [+]

Freightliner’s Peter Maybury to retire

Freightliner Group chairman, Peter Maybury, is to retire after 18 years with the company. He joined Freightliner in 1997 from the Ford Motor Company, subsequently became commercial director for the intermodal business and managing director in 2005. Soon after the sale of the business to Arcapita, he became Freightliner Group ... [+]

Freightliner sale complete

US-based railroad company Genesee & Wyoming completed the acquisition of about 94% of Freightliner Group for around £492 million (US$733 million) on 26 March. It has also assumed £19 million ($29 million) of net debt and capitalized leases. Members of the existing Freightliner management team will retain a 6% economic ... [+]

Updated: Freightliner sold to US rail firm

UK and international rail operator Freightliner has been sold to Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), a US-based railroad company. G&W has entered into an agreement to acquire Freightliner Group from Arcapita, Freightliner's majority shareholders since 2008. The new owners said there would be no impact on the day to day operations of the ... [+]

Freightliner to help run Saudi trains

UK rail company Freightliner Group is part of a British consortium that has won a contract from the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to provide management and technical support for freight, infrastructure and passenger operations on the new the North South Railway (NSR). Freightliner will provide technical assistance, interim management and ... [+]

First Freightliner for Teesport’s new terminal

PD Ports welcomed the first Freightliner train to Teesport’s new intermodal rail terminal on Saturday 15 November. The rail operator will offer new intermodal connectionsto Felixstowe and Southampton and further new routes to Scotland, the Midlands and the North West are expected in line with market demand. The establishment of the ... [+]

Freightliner up for sale

Freightliner Group has been put on sale by its owners Arcapita, according to recent press and newswire reports. Bahrain-based Arcapita bought the company in 2008, and it may fetch as up to £400 million pounds ($630 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Freightliner Group is the main rail haulier ... [+]

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