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05.06.17

GB Railfreight signs three-year deal with DP World London Gateway

GB Railfreight has today announced that it has signed a three-year contract to manage the movements and preparations of trains running in and out of the DP World London Gateway Port.

The company started its operations at the Gateway in March earlier this year, and under the new contract will expand its presence at the port and add eight employees who were previously working at the port to its workforce. 

Today’s contract is significant for GB Railfreight as it allows the company to develop a larger and more reliable rail operation to support DP World’s operations.

The company said it welcomes the opportunity to streamline processes and create a “more positive rail experience for all at the port”.

“GB Railfreight is delighted to announce that it will be supporting DP World in the smooth operations of its London Gateway facility,” said John Smith, managing director of GB Railfreight.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to develop our services in London and ensure that the economy continues to function effectively.

“Additionally, that efforts to lower air pollution through the reduction of lorries on the capital’s roads are successful,” he concluded. “We hope to continue to build on this relationship and ensure that passengers receive the optimum service.”

Comments

Andrew Gwilt   07/06/2017 at 02:46

Sounds good for GB Railfreight to sign a 3 year deal. It also means that London Gateway will see more of these freight locomotives from GB Railfreight and a boost in freight transportation and freight goods. Also is good for local businesses in South Essex as well.

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