Freightliner’s UK network and overnight services allow OOCL to provide customers access to the UK hinterland.
OOCL and Freightliner Limited are pleased to announce the renewal of its ten year contract as part of their commitment to the strategic cooperative partnership in providing the best inter-modal solutions to OOCL customers into the next decade.
The contract is a testament to OOCL’s commitment in providing first-rate services to its customers and focus on environmentally friendly operations through the use of efficient rail freight networks. Over the past ten years, OOCL had utilised Freightliner’s services to take more than 320,000 lorries from the roads in the United Kingdom to lower CO2 emissions, hence improving the environment of the community.
“Over the course of the past 10 years, Freightliner has proven to us their commitment to both service quality and flexibility,” said Mr. Stephen Ng, OOCL’s Director for Corporate Planning. “Their UK network and overnight services allow OOCL to provide customers with fast and efficient access to the UK hinterland. We look forward to this long-term partnership that will be mutually beneficial.”
Within the new contract OOCL has committed to increasing capacity by 50% with daily wagons being linked between the Freightliner terminal at the Port of Southampton to their strategic terminal networks at Birmingham, Leeds and Trafford Park. The Trafford Park terminal is the busiest in the United Kingdom and is a crucial city centre hub for Manchester and the northwest.
Freightliner’s investments in new rail mounted gantry cranes and handling equipment were also some of the key considerations in OOCL’s decision to continue with the long-term partnership. It demonstrates Freightliner’s dedication to ensure customers receive the highest standards of efficiency and reliability throughout every part of the supply chain, according to an OOCL report.
Mr. Adam Cunliffe, Managing Director for Freightliner said “We are delighted to have renewed the partnership with OOCL for another 10 years. Freightliner continues to substantially invest in its port and inland facilities providing the essential inland infrastructure that OOCL requires to continue its existing growth. Freightliner is grateful for the renewed challenge that OOCL has provided in an increasingly competitive and turbulent market.”
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