Freightliner to see doubling of railfreight
In UK, the Port of Tilbury and FM Conway have extended their agreement for a further five years to load aggregate for FM Conway’s Theale facility. FM Conway is the largest independent supplier of asphalt in the south east and driven by innovation and customer service.
The new agreement will also see the doubling of railfreight using rail service provider Freightliner for the journey to Theale with two trains leaving Tilbury each week from January.
The trains will leave the Thames based port each week on a Tuesday and a Friday taking over 3,000 t of aggregate by rail to Theale to be used on the UK’s highway network and other construction projects. 1,000 t of material from Norway arrive by vessel at the port each month and are then distributed by road and rail across the south east to keep pace with demand. (ben)