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Ruby Anniversary for DB Cargo UK and Outokumpu

Contract renewal marks 40 year partnership

DB Cargo UK and Outokumpu are celebrating working 40 years together after a contract renewal sealed their ongoing partnership.

Three to four services will run each week from Sheffield to Immingham and one a week to Liverpool for the contract, with each train carrying around 1,300 tonnes of Stainless Steel.

The steel arriving at Immingham will be carried by ship to Gothenburg in Sweden, where it will then be moved by rail to Avesta and Degerfors in Sweden. Steel transported to the Port of Liverpool will be exported to the American markets.

DB Cargo UK first began moving Stainless Steel on behalf of Outokumpu in 1977, when the melting shop in Sheffield was first built.

Sonia Hampton, Account Manager Metals at DB Cargo UK, said:

“We are celebrating 40 years of working with Outokumpu - the equivalent of a ruby wedding anniversary - and we continue to build on the excellent relationship we have with them.

“DB Cargo UK transports millions of tonnes of finished metals and raw materials across the UK and into Europe. The renewal of this contract reinforces our leading position in the metals sector.”

Last modified: 15.03.2017


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