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DB Cargo UK sign new contract with Tarmac

DB Cargo UK

Rail freight firm seals another win in construction with five-year Mountsorrel contract  

DB Cargo UK have signed a new contract with long-standing customer Tarmac, which will see them continue to deliver aggregates by rail from Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire. The contract came into force on 1 April 2016.

Tarmac say the use of DB Cargo UK’s freight services supports their ambitions to increase the company’s rail freight capacity to aid delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and road ambitions, and reduce transport CO2 levels by 10% 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 the company’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, commented: ‘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.’

Pictured above are (left to right): Chris Swan, senior manager rail and shipping at Tarmac; David Fletcher, head of construction sales at DB Cargo UK; John Carpenter, national rail manager aggregates and asphalt at Tarmac; Matthew Woodcock, head of group logistics and supply chain at Tarmac; Les Morris, head of sales at DB Cargo UK; and Martin Riley, senior vice-president at Tarmac.

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