Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has been awarded a 5-year contract with The Malcolm Group, which signifies the start of a long-term future relationship.

The Freightliner service which began on 3rd September runs from Daventry to Grangemouth covering 2 overnight services 7 days a week, moving up to 36 platforms of domestic product each way.

This service which supports Malcolm’s strategy to connect the golden triangle within the central belt of Scotland, benefits from a 25% increase in the volume of goods which can be moved due to using Freightliner lighter wagons, which in turn creates greater efficiencies throughout the supply chain.

The Malcolm Group are using Freightliners Omnia tool which provides real-time data at their fingertips covering running times, live tracking of their containers and a view into carbon emissions.

Yesterday, Tim Shoveller, G&W UK/Europe CEO presented, The Malcolm Group CEO, Andrew Malcolm with ‘The Malcolm Group’ plaque to mark this relationship at The Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre in Linwood, which will be accompanied by a locomotive naming ceremony in the following weeks.

Andrew Malcolm, The Malcolm Group CEO comments, “We are delighted to be working with Freightliner and look forward to enhancing our existing services and developing new opportunities with the Freightliner team for the benefit of our customers”.

In response to this new business contract, Tim Shoveller, G&W UK/Europe CEO said, “We are delighted to be supporting The Malcolm Group on this service and look forward to building our long-term future relationship”.