Rail haulier Freightliner wins UK's biggest container rail freight contract
AFX: 5th July 2006
LONDON - Rail haulier Freightliner Group said it has won the UK's biggest-ever contract to move containers by rail.
Freightliner said it has signed a five-year deal of undisclosed value with Maersk Line, the container arm of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, to move containers from Southampton, Tilbury and Felixstowe to eight inland destinations.
The deal, which starts immediately and will run through to 2011, consolidates two previous contracts between Freightliner, Maersk Sealand and P&O Nedlloyd, which were in place prior to Maersk Sealand's acquisition of P&O Nedlloyd last year.