James Falkner

DP World raises incentive to £100 for customers switching freight from road to rail DP World Modal Shift

DP World raises incentive to £100 for customers switching freight from road to rail

DP World, a leading provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions, is increasing its financial incentive by almost 50 per cent for customers taking advantage of its ‘Modal Shift Programme’. The scheme was introduced in September last year and is designed to increase the attractiveness of intermodal rail for customers through carefully considered financial incentives. […]

Direct Rail Services Announces Retirement of Class 37 Locomotives

Direct Rail Services Announces Retirement of Class 37 Locomotives

Direct Rail Services (DRS) is to retire its iconic Class 37 locomotives, marking the end of an era for these stalwarts of the rail industry. The decision comes as part of DRS’s commitment to the environment, fleet modernisation and adapting to evolving operational needs. Since their introduction, the Class 37 locomotives have played a vital […]

Tarmac calls on Everysens to integrate TOPS and digitise rail freight management Rail freight wagons

Tarmac calls on Everysens to integrate TOPS and digitise rail freight management

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, is now leveraging TOPS (Total Operations Processing System) to digitise and optimise its rail freight performance in the UK. Thanks to its collaboration with Everysens, the European leader in TVMS (“Transport Visibility & Management System”) for rail freight software, Tarmac is taking a step […]

Port welcomes first international shipment of renewable energy cargo

Port welcomes first international shipment of renewable energy cargo

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough, has welcomed its first international shipment of renewable energy pellets. The vessel was loaded with 7,000 tonnes of recyclable fuel pellets, which were processed by Waste Knot Energy (WKE) at their newly commissioned processing plant and storage facilities, located at Port of Middlesbrough. The waste-to-energy pellets […]

Nuclear Transport Solutions announces Rail Managing Director appointment Gottfried Eymer

Nuclear Transport Solutions announces Rail Managing Director appointment

Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) has announced that, following a competitive recruitment process, Gottfried Eymer has been appointed as its Managing Director – Rail. Gottfried will be responsible for driving NTS’s rail business forward by continuing to deliver high-quality operations for customers in the nuclear and wider rail freight and logistics sectors while looking to expand […]

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report Building better with rail freight in Greater Manchester

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report

A new report setting out the economic and environmental case for more rail freight into Greater Manchester has been published by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). Published this week (1 January 2024), ‘Building Better with Rail Freight in Greater Manchester’ highlights the benefits of rail freight over road haulage […]

RFG welcomes publication of Rail Freight Growth Target

RFG welcomes publication of Rail Freight Growth Target

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (20 December 2023) welcomed the Secretary of State’s pledge to grow rail freight by at least 75% by 2050, boosting economic growth and leading to significant environmental benefits by taking lorries off the roads, cutting emissions and congestion in the process. In a statement, Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: […]

RFG kicks off the festive season in style with our Xmas Lunch

RFG kicks off the festive season in style with our Xmas Lunch

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday 6 December for our annual RFG Xmas Lunch. It was great to see so many of our members and their guests attend, having fun, catching up and celebrating another year of challenge and success in the rail freight sector. We were delighted to welcome […]