DB Schenker Rail win the Rail Freight Award at the Global Freight Awardsby Press Release on 2012-11-24 01:52:50
DB Schenker Rail UK last night, Wednesday 21 November, won the highly prestigious Rail Freight Award at the Global Freight Awards held in London.
This award is of particular importance as it is voted for by the users of rail freight services and is their chance to reward the rail freight operator who has provided the most significant contribution to the industry over the past 12 months.
Rail freight users recognised DB Schenker Rail UK’s work over the last year to introduce a range of new services and products for users of rail freight, in particular widening choice for customers using rail freight services from the UK’s major ports.
In addition to this award, DB Schenker Rail UK also won the Environment Award for the successful operation of its Bow East Logistics Centre for the handling of materials for the construction of the Olympic Games.
The Bow East Logistics Centre helped the Olympic Delivery Authority to reduce overall carbon emissions associated with London 2012, with 60% of construction materials for the Olympic Park being transported in an environmentally friendly way.
Alain Thauvette, Chief Executive of DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “We are proud that the users of rail freight services have awarded DB Schenker Rail UK the Rail Freight Award. We have worked hard over the last year to ensure we deliver market leading solutions for our customers’ needs and are humbled that this achievement has been recognised. I dedicate this award to the employees of DB Schenker Rail UK who work hard everyday to ensure we deliver on our promises to customers.”
In September 2012 DB Schenker Rail UK was named Business of the Year at the Rail Freight Group Awards.