From the
organisers of
Hillhead logo

Tarmac award national rail-offloading contract

Rail Freight Services grab offloading

Rail Freight Services win four-year contract for grab offloading at rail-fed sites across the country

TARMAC have awarded a new strategic national rail-offloading contract to specialist company Rail Freight Services (RFS) for the grab offloading of materials arriving at sites across the country.

The four-year agreement is part of Tarmac’s ongoing commitment to enhance their rail freight network to support delivery of the UK’s infrastructure ambitions.


Rail freight is a key part of Tarmac’s logistics portfolio, helping to lower the whole-life carbon footprint of customer projects and supporting the delivery of local and national infrastructure in a smarter, more efficient and sustainable manner.

Chris Swan, senior manager of rail and shipping at Tarmac, said: ‘As our rail freight capability continues to grow, it’s essential we have the right strategic supply chain relationships in place, alongside the technology and expertise to manage our operations and supply to customers as efficiently as possible.’

Rail Freight Services will be utilizing equipment with the latest low-emission engine technology to support Tarmac’s rail operations.

Jim Flatman, general manager at RFS, said: ‘We are delighted to have been selected to undertake these services and look forward to working with Tarmac to deliver efficiency, sustainability and innovation within the company’s rail logistics handling operations.’

Tarmac are one of the UK’s largest users of rail freight and currently transport 9 million tonnes of material by rail across the UK each year, supporting the reduction of carbon from road vehicles and the company’s ambition to reduce transport CO2 by 10% per tonne by 2020.


Latest Jobs

Unit Manager

Heidelberg Materials seek a unit manager for their Machen limestone gritstone quarry in South Wales