Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DB Schenker Rail UK wins contract to deliver coal to Drax Power Station

Tuesday, 8th April, 2015 - Reliability of service and excellent customer communication has contributed to DB Schenker Rail UK being awarded a new contract to deliver coal to Drax Power Station.

The three year deal, which began on April 1st, will cover the key supply routes of Immingham and Kellingley. There is also the potential for additional North East supplementary routes.

Since 2011, DB Schenker Rail UK has delivered up to 45% of the Drax coal contract. The new contract means DB Schenker Rail UK will deliver the vast majority of coal to the power station.

Mark Fernandez, Acting Head of Sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. At DB Schenker Rail UK we place a huge amount of importance on building solid partnerships with our customers. Drax has recognised that we have a team of experts in the industry focused on delivering excellence for their business. For example, our customer satisfaction surveys have allowed us to act on feedback from Drax in order for us to continue to deliver reliability and sustainable supply chain solutions to meet their needs.”

In addition to the new contract, DB Schenker Rail UK has a contract to supply up to 80% of Drax’s biomass requirement.

DB Schenker Rail UK is the country’s leading rail freight operator, running over 5,000 train services every week and employing more than 3,000 people.