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Port receives Good Business Charter (GBC) Accreditation

Port receives Good Business Charter (GBC) Accreditation

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough has been awarded ‘Good Business Charter’ status. The Good Business Charter (GBC) is a UK-based accreditation which encourages and recognises ethical and responsible business practices. The accreditation encompasses ten commitments and businesses must meet all of them to receive GBC status. The components include real living […]

Derailment Detector set to make a significant impact on freight train safety. Keelen Whiteley, Supply Chain Manager at Davis Wagon Services, John Hall, Managing Di-rector at Davis Wagon Services, and Josh Jordan-Boddey from Knorr-Bremse © Knorr-Bremse

Derailment Detector set to make a significant impact on freight train safety.

Knorr-Bremse Derailment Detector EDT101, fitted to Davis Wagon Service’s UK freight wagons, has been awarded runner-up in the Sustainability and Safety category at the Rail Freight Group Awards. The derailment detector recognises when a vehicle has derailed and immediately instigates an emergency brake application. The first deployment in the UK is now underway. The railways […]

Why awards and industry recognition are still so important

Why awards and industry recognition are still so important

When I told someone (in the freight industry) that Solent Stevedores had been named Business of the Year at our annual Rail Freight Group Awards, he expressed surprise. Surely a rail freight company should be the winner? When I explained that Tarmac had won the accolade a couple of years ago, he was even more […]

“Inspirational” Solent Stevedores wins RFG’s Business of the Year award

“Inspirational” Solent Stevedores wins RFG’s Business of the Year award

Solent Stevedores has been named Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group (RFG) Awards, held on 7 September at Shendish Manor Hotel, Apsley. The RFG Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of companies, teams and individuals working right across the UK’s rail freight sector. The judges were impressed by the company’s […]

Thousands benefit from Victa Railfreight’s safety training

Thousands benefit from Victa Railfreight’s safety training

More than 3,900 people across the UK have now been trained on Victa Railfreight’s Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) ground-breaking course. The candidates all have a job role which includes the possibility of them working in the vicinity of railway lines in freight yards or maintenance facilities. They come from a variety of businesses and sectors […]

Nestlé UK&I on track to help net zero progress in successful double-stacked rail trial with Tesco

Nestlé UK&I on track to help net zero progress in successful double-stacked rail trial with Tesco

Nestlé UK and Ireland delivered a first-of-its-kind rail container which facilitates double-stacked pallets, to Tesco last week. The advanced rail container utilises a roof-raising mechanism, allowing products to be double-stacked from floor to ceiling operating at full capacity before the roof is lowered for transit. This means it’s easier to carry up to double the […]

All 100 FEA-G intermodal wagons and 50 JNA-X box wagons arrive in the UK FEA-G-Wagons

All 100 FEA-G intermodal wagons and 50 JNA-X box wagons arrive in the UK

The final FEA-G intermodal wagons have now arrived in the UK, marking the successful delivery of a total 100 new intermodal wagons as well as 50 new JNA-X Box Wagons in a partnership between Porterbrook, GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Greenbrier. The wagons, which are now on lease to GBRf, signify an increase in rail freight […]

International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth

International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth

Network Rail published ‘International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth’, a report that examines the history of freight traffic via the Channel Tunnel, the challenges facing the market sector and the ways in which the industry is working to address them. It suggests that the opportunities to grow volumes with new and expanded flows are significant, […]