DB Schenker Rail UK wins further new freight flow for Malcolms with a 50' first by rail
DB Schenker Rail UK’s will be running a new service for WH Malcolm from 31st August between Daventry and Grangemouth.
This further freight flow is in addition to the Daventry to Mossend service that DB Schenker Rail UK have been running since early April. The new flow will transport goods 7 days a week for a large number of high profile retailers and manufacturers. Each year DB Schenker will now move over 40,000 containers for WH Malcolm.
The latest win means that the major traffic flows to Grangemouth remain on rail, saving over 13,000,000 road miles per year. It further develops a commitment to the environment by using rail.
The new service also carried the first 50’ containers to travel by rail in the UK. Offering an enhanced capacity for the domestic market, and using existing railway wagons the Malcolm 50’ container is a real game changer.
Neil MacDonald, Head of Sales at DB Schenker Rail UK says:
“This is another fantastic win for DB Schenker so soon after beginning the service from Daventry to Mossend. This demonstrates the level of service and efficiency that DB Schenker is bringing to each contract, providing true efficiencies and reliability for its customers.
“It is also great news for the local area that these shipments remain on rail, supporting jobs in Grangemouth and keeping lorries off the road.”
Andrew Malcolm, Chief Executive at The Malcolm Group said:
“We chose DB Schenker because they provided an effective solution, which delivered our demanding requirements. Our business is built upon practical solutions and building successful partnerships, and the award of this second service highlights the relationship we are building. DB Schenker have worked with us to get our new 50’ units on the train, allowing us to offer more capacity to our customer base.”