Rail firm celebrates two decades at Felixstowe

Today GB Railfreight (GBRf) has celebrated its 20-year partnership with the Port of Felixstowe, marking its first intermodal service for MSC. Since then, GBRf has gone on to operate 50 daily services nationwide, of which 14 are for MSC. Rail services by all operators at the port have expanded from 28 to 76 daily trains, with 30 of these by GBRf. A total of 166 GBRf trains running to and from ... [+]

Rail freight firm stands with Ukraine

GB Railfreight unveiled a Class 66 locomotive named ‘Glory to Ukraine’ and painted in the country’s flag on 6 April. The rail operator said it “stands with Ukraine and this newly painted locomotive honours the people affected by the conflict as they continue to courageously defend their homeland”. According to the ... [+]

Reaching the places other trains cannot

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is using the power of its brand to raise awareness of something most men would rather not think about. It unveiled a Class 66 locomotive - named League Managers Association in honour of Prostate Cancer UK’s corporate partner – on 12 August at Victoria Station in London, painted ... [+]

MSC signs five year train deal with GBRf

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a new five-year deal with GB Railfreight (GBRf). The new agreement will be volume-based and is expected to increase wagon utilisation that in turn will help further reduce carbon emissions. Services will operate from Felixstowe and London Gateway to the Midlands and Yorkshire , ... [+]

Another Scots rail link for Teesport

Teesport has gained another rail link to central Scotland, to Elderslie near Glasgow. The route is a northwards extension of the existing Teesport to Doncaster service, and will be operated by GB Railfreight. It will allow for the deposit of empty containers and collection of export cargo through Teesport in ... [+]

GBRf calls for ‘evangelist’ to preach freight gospel

GB Railfreight has called for a ‘Freight Evangelist’ to be appointed to steer the sector’s future growth following the Covid crisis. It says that the new position, which will oversee all rail freight operations, is expected to be unveiled with the publication of the long-awaited Rail White Paper this week, in ... [+]

New wagons to cut GBRf’s fuel bill

GB Railfreight took delivery of the first Ecofret2 triple-container flat wagons from VTG Rail in April at its headquarters in Peterborough. The design removes empty spaces that are often present in other wagons, which is not only operationally inefficient but causes turbulence during the journey and increases fuel consumption. 08/04/21 GB ... [+]

On track for the East Midlands – updated

GB Railfreight has launched a five-days-a-week intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal in Southampton to Maritime Transport’s East Midlands Gateway. It is its fourth daily service from the port and its 20th intermodal service. GBRf is offering loaded and empty storage and final-mile delivery. The rail company is also set to start ... [+]

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