Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Gypsum contract for GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight has run its first train for plasterboard producer Siniat, as part of a five-year contract to transport gypsum to factories at Portbury and Ferrybridge.

In September 2014, the rail freight operator won a short-term contract with Siniat to transport gypsum between West Burton and Portbury, operating four trains per week and using one box wagon set.

It will continue to operate this flow from 1st August, but will more than double its freight operations for Siniat as GBRf will also now take over running six trains per week from Cottam to Ferrybridge, involving a second box set.

Andrea Deakin, Business unit gypsum strategy manager at Siniat, said: “As a key supply partner on thousands of construction projects across the UK, we need to ensure that our raw materials arrive on time, and in the right quantity, every single day. GB Railfreight have proved themselves to deliver on their promises and Siniat are very pleased to have signed this new contract with them.”