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DB Cargo UK secures expanded contract from Malcolm Logistics

LBR Staff Writer Published 23 January 2018

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has secured a £21m expanded contract from Malcolm Logistics.

The new contract signed by DB Cargo UK is valid up to August 2020. The firm first received a three-year contract from Malcolm Logistics in 2014.

Every year, DB Cargo UK shipped over 30,000 containers for Malcolm Logistics from Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) to Scotland.

The company is offering services to Mossend for five days per week, while seven days to Grangemouth.

The containers comprised cargo for large retailers and manufacturers, including toys, food, beverages and electronics.

According to DB Cargo UK, the shipment of cargo through rail freight is said to save over 13,000,000 road miles per year.

DB Cargo UK intermodal account manager Adam Baines said: “Malcolm Logistics is one of our largest intermodal customers and we are proud our long term partnership will continue.

“This contract extension is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of everyone involved in delivering these services.”

Malcolm Logistics chief executive Andrew Malcolm said: “Carrying freight by rail plays an important part in protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions for us all, and providing a fast, efficient supply chain for raw materials and consumer goods while reducing pressure on the road network. “

In March 2017, DB Cargo and GE Transportation have partnered to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, the UK, France and Poland over the next five years.

The agreement was announced after a three-month pilot of GE Transportation’s RailConnect 360 asset performance management solution for DB Cargo locomotives.


Image: DB Cargo UK has been shipping over 30,000 containers per year for Malcolm Logistics since 2014. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Bahn AG.