Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)(NYSE:GWR), was named “Rail Freight Operator of the Year” at last week’s 2019 Multimodal Awards recognising excellence and best practise across the UK logistics industry.

“Winning this award is particularly special as the votes come from our customers. The key objective of our ongoing business redesign is to deliver a customer-centric business model across our three core services of Rail, Road and Terminals. This focus on the customer experience, together with substantial investments in leading-edge technology, facilities and rolling stock, makes the future even more promising for our customers. I am delighted they have recognised our commitment to service excellence with this award.””

Gary Long, CEO for G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies.

Freightliner has won the award in three of the four years since the category was introduced in 2016.

Freightliner’s sister company, leading container logistics provider Pentalver Transport, was shortlisted in the ‘Road Freight Operator of the Year’ category, as well.

The 18 June award ceremony was held in Birmingham and attended by more than 800 contenders, VIPs and colleagues. Freightliner Commercial Managers Richard Smith and Richard Stapleton collected the Rail Freight Operator of the Year award, which was presented by Jamie Hartles, CEO of sponsors Howard Tenens; Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director of Clarion Events; and host, ex snooker champion, Steve Davis.