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Robert.Jervis_43227 May 10

GBRf signs new contract with A.P. Moller – Maersk

Newell and Wright
Service will operate to Newell & Wright's new Tinsley terminal
GB Railfreight has announced a new two-year deal with A.P. Moller –Maersk, 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 exciting 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, whom GBRf have long worked with.
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 we have 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.”
Newell and Wright have reopened an unused rail terminal which sits between Rotherham and Sheffield.

Tinsley Marshalling Yard, which was once the rail hub of the borough and home to over 200 locomotives, is now open as the region’s newest multimodal terminal.

Operations Director Stephen Newell said:

“This is another step towards cutting our carbon footprint and increasing the rail freight services we provide. It will also reduce the distance our trucks have to travel and provide more rail freight options for businesses.”

Company founder Frank Newell says:

“This is just the start of a huge investment into rail freight. We plan to start phase two of the development, increasing capacity and job opportunities in the area. The government have asked businesses to reduce emissions, reduce traffic and make changes to support environmental initiatives and that’s exactly what we have done.”