GBRf starts 17th service

GB Railfreight has launched its 17th intermodal service, from Solent Stevedores, Southampton, to the Maritime terminal in Trafford, Manchester. It is GBRF’s third daily service from the port and will run five days a week.   [+]

Derailment disrupts Midlands rail

Rail freight services through the Midlands were being disrupted after a GBRf container train derailed at Whiteacre Junction near Birmingham Hams Hall terminal at 14.35 on 12 September. A spokesman for the operator said that there were no injuries and GBRf staff were quickly on the scene to co-ordinate with ... [+]

Rail stalwart gets 130-tonne retirement gift

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) marked the retirement of its chairman Tony Berkeley by naming a GBRf class 66 locomotive after him at London Victoria station on 27 June. RFG executive director Maggie Simpson paid tribute to his tireless work to enhance and support open access, modal shift and the ... [+]

GBRf chief takes command of parent company

GB Railfreight (GBRf) managing director John Smith has been appointed chief executive of parent company, Swedish-based Hector Rail Group. Hector Rail, Sweden’s largest private freight operator, completed acquisition of GBRf in November 2016. [+]

GBRf starts Southampton-Birmingham service

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has started its first intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal at ABP Port of Southampton to ABP’s Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal near Birmingham. The first 34-wagon service departed at 02:39am on 1 November on behalf of logistics firm Wincanton and will run daily (Tuesday to Saturday). GBRf ... [+]

Three more years for GBRf and MSC

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has extended its contract with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), to run container services out of Felixstowe by a further three years. GBRf runs three services daily, one to Newell and Wright in Rotherham, and two to ABP Connect in Hamshall. Under the new contract, GBRf will be ... [+]

GBRf runs Birmingham-Liverpool ‘Santa Special’

GB Railfreight ran a special Christmas intermodal train from Maritime Transport’s Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal to the Port of Liverpool on 22 December, returning the following day – the first time a service has been run between the two sites. It demonstrates the potential of running regular container services between ... [+]

Rail firm in seventh heaven

GB Railfreight has added its seventh daily rail service from Felixstowe, to Birch Coppice, Birmingham. It is also the 31st daily rail service to operate out of the port. It runs to Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT), owned by container transport company Maritime Transport [2]. It is also the first ... [+]

Trains suffer too in Calais crisis

It's not only cross-Channel truckers who have suffered during the recent strike and stowaways crisis in the port of Calais – operators of through rail services have also been under immense pressure. In a statement issued on 23 July, the Rail Freight Group warned: “The impact on cross-channel rail freight services ... [+]

Potter swings it for shipping line

Potter Logistics’ says its Selby rail freight terminal was able to maintain turn-round times for the daily GBRf-operated MSC container train from Felixstowe port from July to September 2014, despite engineering work on a local swing bridge reducing available time by 50 minutes. Pictured: Jason Croft, account manager - GBRf (L) ... [+]

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