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DB Cargo UK wins five-year contract from Tarmac

MDBR Staff Writer Published 11 April 2016

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has secured a new five-year contract from Tarmac.


Under the deal, DB Cargo UK will continue to deliver aggregates by rail from Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire.

In January, DB Cargo secured two five year contracts from Tarmac to transport materials for its aggregates businesses in the West of England and London.

DB Cargo's freight services support Tarmac's plans to increase its rail freight capacity to support delivery of the UK's infrastructure and road ambitions and reduce transport CO2 levels by 10% per tonne by 2020.

DB Cargo UK infrastructure and construction head Mick Tinsley said: "We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Tarmac with this contract.

"With far greater collaboration than ever before, we are excited about the development of the services and the prospects for even more construction materials to be moved by rail in the future."

Tarmac logistics and supply chain group head Matthew Woodcock said: "An enhanced rail freight network supports our strategic growth plans, building on our current capacity to meet customers' growing requirements for high quality construction materials for national and local infrastructure projects."

Claimed to be the UK's largest rail freight operator, DB Cargo UK was earlier known as DB Schenker Rail UK. It was rebranded to DB Cargo UK in March this year.

Image: DB Cargo UK has received a five-year contract from Tarmac to deliver aggregates by rail. Photo: courtesy of DB Cargo Deutschland AG.