GB Railfreight has announced that they have signed a new twelve-year contract with Celsa Steel, the largest steel reinforcement manufacturer in the UK.
GBRf will provide remote control locomotives, train crews and ancillary services. Additionally, there will be a dedicated team of crews to operate shunt movements on a permanent basis to make sure services run smoothly.
All internal rail movements will be operated by GBRf, including taking scrap metal for steel production, hot billets for processing, and outbound movements for finished products.
Internal track and wagon maintenance will also be assisted by GB Railfreight.
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. This service will be a vital part of the UK’s steel industry, which we are incredibly proud to be supporting.”
“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.”
Luis Sanz, CEO and Managing Director of CELSA said: “CELSA Steel has been part of the Cardiff industrial landscape for the last two decades and intends to build on our strong business foundations for many years to come, providing vital low carbon steel products for numerous construction projects throughout the UK. Our success is guaranteed through strong partnerships with those who want to come on our exciting journey and this long term contract with GBRf represents another step on our path to sustainability.”
“We can be proud of our heritage and we look forward to overcoming challenges together as we work to enhance our business and eliminate our carbon footprint.”
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