RFG News – November 2021 – Issue 150

The November 2021 issue of RFG News is now available. Download your copy here. It’s a special edition for us as it marks 150 issues of our group newsletter. A huge thank you to everyone who has written articles or supported us through advertising over RFGN’s history. Helping us mark the occasion, we welcome articles […]

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Rail Freight Upgrade Will be Transformative for Northern Ports

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed news that the North Transpennine route is to be upgraded to allow containers to be moved by rail.  The plans were confirmed in the Integrated Rail Plan, published yesterday by the Department for Transport.  It states that ‘gauge clearance’, allowing shipping containers to move on rail wagons, will be […]

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Press Comment on Use of Electric Traction in Rail Freight

Rail freight is acknowledged as a low carbon transport mode, emitting 76% less carbon dioxide than road freight even with use of diesel locomotives.  Rail freight operators are committed to further decarbonisation, and measures to increase sustainability. However, the current significant increase in the wholesale cost of electricity for haulage means that some operators have […]

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RFG News – September 2021 – Issue 149

The 149th issue of RFG News is now available to download here. The September 2021 issue leads with our Annual Awards night and the announcement that Tarmac was named as the RFG’s Business of the Year award winner. The evening, which was held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in […]

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Tarmac named RFG’s Business of the Year 2021

Tarmac has been named as Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards, which were held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in Buckinghamshire. The judges admitted that Tarmac, which supplies construction materials, is not the most obvious choice to win a rail freight award as it […]

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RFG Awards 2021 shortlist announced

The Rail Freight Group is delighted to announce the shortlisted companies for its RFG Awards 2021. Across the eight award categories, the shortlisted entrants are: 3Squared ABP Cemex DB Cargo Direct Rail Services Fishbone Solutions Forth Ports Group Frazer Nash & University of Hull Freightliner GB Railfreight (GBRf) Maritime Transport Mendip Rail Network Rail PD Ports […]

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RFG comment on Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director General, said: “This Plan sets out a clear vision for the decarbonisation of freight transport and recognizes the vital role that rail has to play in reducing carbon emissions.  We welcome Government’s commitment to setting a target for rail freight […]

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RFG News – July 2021 – Issue 148

The 148th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Click here to download your copy. The July 2021 issue leads with the reform of Britain’s railways and the reaction from RFG. We ran a webinar discussing the impact of any changes on both rail freight and the wider […]

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