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“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 […]

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 […]

Lancashire County Council visit Fox Group Railhead

Lancashire County Council visit Fox Group Railhead

Following on from Fox Group opening the Leyland railhead in January 2023, Lancashire County Council paid them a visit to witness the unloading of a freight train on Tuesday 20th June 2023. The railhead was reopened on Monday 9th January 2023, with the first train arriving from Tunstead at 22:42, loaded with aggregates. The Freightliner […]

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, […]

Supporting the success of diverse organisations Ciara Middlehurst

Supporting the success of diverse organisations

Continuing to celebrate the importance of International Women’s Day, and the vital role of women in rail freight, RFG is publishing its third article in a series of guest posts from Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS). In this article Ciara Middlehurst, NTS’s Commercial Director, discusses the commercial challenges and opportunities for rail freight. It’s been a busy […]

Marking the importance of women in rail Claire Peers, NTS.

Marking the importance of women in rail

To continue to mark the importance of International Women’s Day, RFG is celebrating women in rail with a series of guest articles from Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) which take a closer look at those championing the role and opportunities of women in the rail freight sector. In the third of the series, Claire Peers, NTS’s […]