GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced an extension to its partnership with Lineas, Europe’s largest private rail freight operator.
The contact will now run until the close of 2021, with roughly 30 trains a year continuing to flow from Antwerp to Irvine.
The freights will be transporting kaolin clay for the whitening paper produced at the UPM Caledonian Papermill in Scotland.
John Smith, managing director of GBRf, said: “I am delighted to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Lineas. Our strong relationship goes back many years and we are pleased to continue it until December 2021.
“This service will be the longest term of operation for running services through the Channel Tunnel for GBRf, something we are extremely proud of.”
Geraldine Leyman, senior key account manager at LINEAS, added that the contract extension is proof the company “couldn’t be happier with the service GBRf provide[s]”.