Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

First 50 ft containers for Scottish rail service

DB Schenker Rail has launched a service for WH Malcolm between Daventry and Grangemouth with the first 50 ft containers to travel by rail in the UK.

The seven-day-a-week service moves goods for a large number of high profile retailers and manufacturers.

Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of The Malcolm Group said: “We chose DB Schenker Rail UK because they provided an effective solution, which delivered our demanding requirements.

“Our business is built upon practical solutions and building successful partnerships, and the award of this second service highlights the relationship we are building. DB Schenker Rail UK have worked with us to get our new 50 ft units on the train, allowing us to offer more capacity to our customer base.”

The partners believe the Malcolm 50 ft container is a game changer. The service is in addition to the Daventry to Mossend service which DB Schenker launched earlier this year. It means that each year DB Schenker Rail will now move over 40,000 containers for WH Malcolm.