GB Railfreight (GBRf), the award-winning freight haulier, has named a class 66 locomotive Sorrento to celebrate a 10-year partnership with the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
The newly liveried locomotive, number 66709, was unveiled at a special ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe, where GBRf has its Intermodal headquarters.
The locomotive was unveiled by GBRf Managing Director John Smith and Maurizio Aponte, Director of MSC Europe, at the event, with 70 guests of MSC and GBRf present.
John Smith commented: “It is an honour to name this locomotive Sorrento to celebrate the 10-year partnership between MSC and GBRf.”
Dan Everitt, Managing Director of MSC UK, added: “MSC is proud to unveil the newly liveried locomotive to celebrate our 10 year partnership with GB Railfreight, as it also provides us with an opportunity to highlight our commitment to investment in rail services. Last year, we moved over 100,000 containers by rail, which we estimate was almost 20% of the Port of Felixstowe’s total rail moves. As rail produces 70% less Co2 than the equivalent road journey, we are pleased to be able to offer an excellent, sustainable intermodal service for our customers, which is also resulting in reduced carbon emissions and road congestion.”