Rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK has selected Roadways Container Logistics’ Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) as its Midlands rail hub. Two DB Schenker trains from Southampton and one from Felixstowe run daily into the state-of-the-art terminal, carrying more than 770 containers a week in and out of BIFT. Roadways estimates that the three daily rail movements equate to a reduction of 6m truck miles with each train keeping an average of 52 LGVs off the road. Marc Wynne, […]
Schenker, the UK division of German firm DB Schenker Logistics, has taken a delivery of a mixed fleet of 43 new trucks as it looks to increase the number of lightweight vehicles on its operations.
DB Schenker has expanded its road network hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, promising “agressive growth plans” in the UK.
Christmas may be cancelled for some container operators enduring flat volumes instead of the usual autumn surge as retail customers remain cautious about stocking up for the gift-giving season. Roadways Container Logistics MD Nick Matthews is not expecting a reversal in the coming months. “Christ-mas in the container industry comes early in the year; typically September, October and November. September has not seen a significant increase on prior months and some of the largest shipping lines are not predicting much […]