Freight train on the quayside in front of ship at Sunderland

Steel customer tests the mettle of DB Cargo UK

DB Cargo Uk bulk freight train at Port of Sunderland carrying Marcegaglia tube steel (Source: DB Cargo UK / Port of Sunderland)Source: DB Cargo UK / Port of Sunderland

DB Cargo UK is steeling itself for new business, as the UK carrier has signed a deal to transport heavy trains of coil for a new-to-rail customer. On behalf of precision steel tube manufacturers Marcegaglia, the Doncaster-based rail freight operator transported almost 3,000 tonnes of steel coil from the Port of Sunderland to Marcegaglia’s steel logistics centre in Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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