GB Railfreight (GBRf) has secured a major new contract with petroleum supplier Greenergy, the UK’s leading supplier of petrol, biofuel and diesel, to haul petroleum products from the Immingham terminal to the newly refurbished Inver Terminal at the Queen Alexandra Dock in Cardiff.
Greenergy supply about a fifith of the UK’s entire road fuel, making 120,000 truck deliveries per year to supermarkets, oil companies and forecourts. To support the ‘Green’ factor, GBRf are helping to reduce the carbon footprint by moving bulk loads by rail, assisting the truck fleet in its deliveries.
This new, three-year deal fits perfectly with Greenergy’s mission statement: “We always look for new and better ways of doing things, to create operational and financial benefits for our customers. We aim to think smarter and work harder to achieve more with less.”
“We have created supply chain efficiencies to cut costs and deliver value while at the same time raising the bar on customer service and transparency.”
In the first instance, GBRf will operate the Immingham-Cardiff run with 22 petroleum wagons twice a week, with the view to extending these services to serve the network of fuel terminals across the UK in the future.
GBRf began operations in the petrochemical industry in 2005, winning a contract with Carless Refineries, who have recently extended their contract with GBRf until 2015.
Managing Director of GBRf, John Smith, said: “I am delighted to announce the securement of another large contract for GBRf. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of all GBRf staff, and shows the continual commitment of the company to move into a diverse range of areas.”
The deal is representative of GBRF’s commitment, investment, growth and further diversification, having recently moved into the steel market after winning the contract to transport molten iron and steel slab in Sahaviriya Steel Industries’ (SSI) newly reopened steelworks at Lackenby, on Teeside. GBRf have also been blazing the trail for renewable energy, with continual expansion in the biomass market, which has in the space of one year gone from trials to moving 500,000 tonnes of biomass fuel from the Port of Tyne to Drax power station near Selby, North Yorkshire.
The first Greenergy ctrain ran on 15th December 2011. Michael Whiteman of GBRf said: “After lots of trials and testing, the first 16 wagon train successfully delivered fuel from the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Immingham to the Inver terminal at Cardiff.”