GB Railfreight signs 12 year contract with Celsa Steel UK

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GB Railfreight has partnered with Celsa Steel for 12 years to provide internal rail movements.

Building upon an existing relationship of ten years, GBRf will provide internal shunting services including a supply of remote-control shunt locomotives, train crews, and ancillary services.

There will also be a team of shunt crews operating shunt movements on a permanent basis.

As part of the contract, all internal rail movements will be undertaken by GBRf, including the transportation of inbound scrap metal for steel production, hot billets for processing into finished goods, and outbound movements of finished products.

GBRf will also help Celsa with managing internal track and wagon maintenance assessments.

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said: “I am delighted to announce that we are expanding on our relationship with Celsa. We have a strong relationship going back many years and we are delighted to continue it until 2033.

“In addition, the shift to rail freight is a vital part of decarbonising our transport system. Our partnership with Celsa shows our commitment to using innovative solutions to reach the ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2050 and we hope to build on this going forward.”

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