DB Cargo and Malcolm Logistics extend deal to 2020
Britain’s biggest rail freight operator DB Cargo has extended a partnership agreement with one of its flagship customers, Malcolm Logistics.
The contract, which was initally signed for three years in 2014, will now run until August 2020 and is worth 21 million Pounds. Each year DB Cargo UK transports around 30,000 containers for Malcolm Logistics from Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal to Scotland.
The containers include cargo for many high profile retailers and manufacturers, including toys, food, beverages and electronics. It’s estimated that using rail to move these goods using rail is saving over 13,000,000 road miles per year, while consolidating a joint commitment to the environment through the use of rail.
Adam Baines, Intermodal Account Manager at DB Cargo UK, 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. At DB Cargo UK we strive to deliver reliable and sustainable services and put the customer at the centre of our focus, making us first choice for rail freight in the UK.”
Andrew Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer at Malcolm Logistics, added: “We are delighted to have extended our contract with DB Cargo UK continuing our good relationship delivering practical solutions and successful partnerships. 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. “