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.

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.”

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 270 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. Website: http://www.oocl.com.

Freightliner Group is a dynamic and profitable logistics company with a modern fleet of state of the art locomotives, rolling stock and road vehicles.  Freightliner is established as a leader within the rail freight industry; not only in the UK, but across Europe and Australia, setting standards, introducing new thought processes and industry firsts. The three core business offerings in the UK are Freightliner Limited, Freightliner Heavy Haul and Freightliner Maintenance.  Freightliner Limited is the leading haulier of maritime containers in the UK and handles over 80% of all rail borne containers that enter the country. Operating from the five key deep-sea ports Freightliner offers more than 100 daily services to and from 14 destinations – 9 of which are terminals owned by Freightliner. Freightliner Heavy Haul (FHH) offers innovative and bespoke rail solutions for the movement of bulk freight.  Running over 1200 trains a week, FHH operate nationwide in the aggregates, cement, coal, infrastructure, specialist minerals and waste sectors, and also offers a wide range of services to the rail industry. Freightliner Maintenance Limited offers a nationwide service operated by an elite team, bringing a fresh approach to the repair and maintenance of traction and rolling stock as well as infrastructure and maintenance solutions. With our wide range of services Freightliner can provide solutions to any of your logistical needs.

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