GBRf signs first rail contract with Maersk

11th May 2021

Logistics BusinessGBRf signs first rail contract with Maersk

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a two-year deal with A.P. Moller-Maersk representing the first rail collaboration between the two companies.

The service will operate from Felixstowe to Newell & Wright in Tinsley, and will consist of daily trains, five times a week. The new-built facility at Tinsley will bring new opportunities to the market.

This new agreement sees GBRf operating from a new terminal in Tinsley, but is a continuation of a longstanding relationship with Newell & Wright, with whom GBRf have worked for a long time.

Today’s announcement also allows for the already strong relationship between GBRf and Maersk to flourish over the coming years. Maersk, a global integrator of container logistics company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation, has been the largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world since 1996 and is a leading player in the logistics space. This new service will incorporate five new eco-fret 2 wagons which GBRf has recently procured from VTG.

John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight, said: “I am delighted we have agreed this contract with Maersk, one of the world’s most renowned logistics and shipping companies. We are a growing organisation, always looking for the next opportunity and working with Maersk was an excellent opportunity. We hope this is the beginning of a great relationship.

“We are also thrilled to be able to continue to build on our relationship with Newell & Wright, and to be operating from another of their terminals. We look forward to strengthening our ties over the course of the next two years.”

Jeremy Haycock at Maersk said: “Maersk´s ultimate aim is offering our customers reliable options that streamline their supply chains. As a provider of logistic services, rail is key for us to increase supply chain flexibility for our customers. We will continue to strength our reliability in the UK and for that matter, the relationship with GBRf and Newell & Wright has proven to be of paramount importance.”