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Freightliner Group is a leading rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Having provided rail solutions for some of the largest blue chip organisations, we have established ourselves as a leader within the rail freight industry; setting standards, introducing new thought processes and industry firsts.

Who we are

Freightliner Ltd

Freightliner Ltd is the leading UK intermodal rail freight operator for transportation of maritime containers by rail in the UK. With a comprehensive network offering, and provision of local delivery with our own road fleet we can provide either the complete logistics package or trunk rail moves.

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Freightliner Heavy Haul

As a leading UK bulk rail freight company, Freightliner Heavy Haul has set new standards of reliability, flexibility and customer service whilst continuing to invest in innovative solutions for customers’ business needs.

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Freightliner Maintenance

Established in 2006, Freightliner Maintenance offer a totally flexible package with proven delivery levels; working in partnership with our customers to promote better opportunities for both businesses, and improving the reliability and availability of our customer assets whilst striving for improvements and cost efficiencies.

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Freightliner PL/DE

Freightliner PL/DE is an innovative and dynamic company with a focus on customer service standards, reliability and efficiency.

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Freightliner Australia Freightliner Australia G Class locomotive

Providing an alternative model of operations focused on service quality, Freightliner Australia prides itself on reliability, integrity, safety and excellence.

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ERS Railways

Complementing Freightliner’s intermodal business is Continental European joint venture BoxXpress, which connects the German seaports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg with the economic regions in and around Frankfurt/Main, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg through its network of safe, fast and reliable modern container trains.

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What We Do

Maersk - 100,000 record

Over time, Freightliner has built a reputation for service, quality, reliability, customer service and innovation. We pride ourselves on providing a service that is best suited to our customers, by operating logistically sound routes and implementing first-rate work processes.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Freightliner believes it is important to give something back to the communities and environment in which we operate.

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Affiliates

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Freightliner works with a number of industry bodies to raise awareness of our campaign to transport more freight by rail.

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Our history

 2015

Freightliner acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

2013

Freightliner acquires ERS Railways

2009

Freightliner launch the PowerHaul locomotive

2009

Freightliner Australia commences service

2008

Arcapita take ownership of Freightliner Group Limited and all subsidiaries.

2007

Freightliner Poland commences service.

2006

Freightliner Maintenance established at Midland Road, Leeds.

2005

Freightliner’s 100th locomotive arrives.

2004

Freightliner launches Logico.

2003

After only 25 months of operating coal trains, Heavy Haul is responsible for almost 25% of UK coal movement.

2001

Freightliner signs historic ten-year contract with OOCL; the longest contract between a global transportation and logistics provider in history.

2001

Freightliner Heavy Haul operates its first revenue earning coal train.

2001

Freightliner announces the signing of a five-year track access agreement.

1999

Freightliner Heavy Haul was established.

1999

Freightliner accepts its first Class 66 loco from General Motors.

1996

Freightliner was privatised through a management buyout and became part of the operating company Freightliner Limited, which is now the intermodal business.

1995

Freightliner celebrates its first 30 years.

1988

Freightliner was incorporated into Railfreight Distribution.

1976

Freightliner was transferred to the British Rail Board from NFC by the 1976 Transport Act.

1972

Rapid growth in network terminals in major UK cities and ports and continual business development cumulated in the millionth container being transported.

1968

Freightliner Limited became a stand alone company as part of the 1968 Transport Act with a 51% shareholding vested in the National Freight Corporation.

1965

Our first train ran from London to Scotland launching Freightliner as a contender in the intermodal haulage market, as an operating company of British Rail.