GB Railfreight is the 3rd largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom. The GB Railfreight subsidiary was acquired by the Eurotunnel Group at the end of May 2010.
The activities of GB Railfreight cover all rail freight services, both short and long haul:
- Intermodal transport
- Bulk traffic including coal
- Infrastructure equipment
- Rail industry services
- Transport of construction materials, petro-chemicals and metals and general commodities.
GB Railfreight has become the first and only company to transport biomass as a replacement for coal at the Drax power station in the United Kingdom.
GB Railfreight employs around 400 employees, mainly for driving trains, managing ground operations and developing the business of the company. GB Railfreight operates around 600 trains a week in the United Kingdom.
Since its creation in 1999, GB Railfreight has earned praise for its innovative approach, flexibility, reliability and competitiveness as well as for the quality of its customer service.
- GB Railfreight offers integrated services and treats the supply chain of each of its customers separately in order to respond best to their needs. Each service is personalised to ensure rapid and efficient transport.
- A structure that puts the customer first: GB Railfreight has proven its ability to optimise existing services and to create new ones. A continuous review of the organisation means that services are constantly improved to meet the needs of customers.
- GB Railfreight is the most reliable rail freight operator in the UK. The introduction of customer service innovation and flexibility to the market mean that customers' goods are delivered exactly when the customer requires.
GB Railfreight has won the recognition of its competitors, customers and rail experts for the quality of its performance for the past ten years, as attested by the numerous awards the company has won, including the National Rail Awards Freight and Logistics prize in 2011.
›› To find out more on the company in the UK or to get in touch, please view the GB Railfreight website.