DB Cargo UK has signed a new contract with long-standing customer Tarmac. This development is testament to the rail freight operator’s excellent performance and growing services to the construction industry.
The contract will see DB Cargo UK continue to deliver aggregates by rail from Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire, coming into force on 1st April 2016.
Using DB Cargo UK’s freight services supports Tarmac’s ambitions to increase its rail freight capacity to aid delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and road ambitions and reduce transport CO2 levels by 10 per cent per tonne by 2020.
The contract has been secured for five years and was signed aboard DB Cargo UK’s company train as it travelled from St. Pancras to Birmingham International, stopping at Mountsorrel Quarry on route.
In January 2016, DB Cargo UK began two other five year contracts with Tarmac to transport materials for Tarmac’s aggregates businesses in the West of England and London.
Mick Tinsley, Head of Building, Infrastructure and Construction at DB Cargo UK, 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.”
Matthew Woodcock, Head of Group Supply Chain and Logistics at Tarmac, 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. This expansion will also support more efficient, sustainable transport and a lower carbon built environment.”
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