Freightliner welcomes new Value of Rail Freight report.
In response to the publication of the report, Eddie Aston, Chief Executive Officer for G&W’s
UK/Europe Region companies said: “I am delighted to see this fresh research undertaken by Deloitte on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group. The significant economic and environmental benefits that the rail freight sector contributes to UK society are clear from this report, and I am excited to be working in a sector that has a huge part to play in growing the economy.
“In my previous roles, I have observed at first hand the many benefits that using rail brings to the logistics sector, including high reliability, improved safety and reduced congestion on the road network. I am pleased that this new piece of work enables the real economic benefit of rail freight to be calculated for the first time and provides valuable data to better inform decisions around the best use of the rail network.
“Freightliner places a huge focus on decarbonisation which is at the heart of our strategic focus. We are leading the way in exploring, developing and delivering innovative solutions to reduce our carbon footprint even further, including reductions in loco idling times, longer trains, locomotive upgrades and a hydrated vegetable oil trial.