Rail Freight Handbook 2020/21 now available online

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published the latest edition of its annual Rail Freight Handbook.

An e-book digital copy is now available here.

The 2020/21 issue contains all the most up-to-date company contacts and RFG members’ details from across the sector, including freight operating companies and support service providers. Classified sections are broken down into easy-to-navigate interests, so whether you’re looking for haulage contacts or insurance advice, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need quickly.

With the current difficulties around networking in the current climate, the handbook has never been more important to those working in the rail freight sector.


This year we are delighted to welcome Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP to contribute the foreword to kick off a number of editorial articles from experts across the sector. We would like to thank all of our contributors

  • PD Ports
  • Maritime Transport
  • DB Cargo
  • Network Rail
  • Office of Road and Rail
  • Midlands Connect
  • Porterbrook
  • UIRR
  • Mineral Product Association
  • and Clarion Events.

As always, the book also contains contributions from the RFG team including the introduction by Director-General Maggie Simpson, Policy update from Head of Policy Joe O’Donnell and regular Regional Review articles on Scotland, The North, Wales and the West Midlands.


Maggie Simpson said: “Whether you are working from home or on-site, the RFG Handbook aims to help you find the contacts you need to help your business flourish, as well as being a useful resource of information on the latest trends in the sector. I would like to thank all of our editorial contributors and advertisers. It is only through their support that we can continue to provide the rail freight sector with tools to help our members better connect and communicate. I hope all of our members, as well as those new to the rail freight sector, find it both useful and engaging.”


Please note that printing of the usual hard copy format has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Its publication will be announced separately in due course. A huge thanks to Zinc Media for helping us prepare and publish the handbook during what continues to be a very challenging time.