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The UK’s largest provider of rail freight services to the metals industry

DB Cargo UK has the resources and expertise to offer flexible, reliable and, efficient rail freight services for metal manufacturers across the UK and Europe.

Discover the UK’s biggest mover of metals

We are the biggest nationwide mover of metal products. Our experience in the sector means we fully understand the inbound and outbound movements of materials required to ensure major metal production plants operate efficiently.

We have built strong working relationships with all the major metals manufacturers across Europe. For Tata Steel alone we transport 14 million tonnes of raw materials and finished metals across the UK and into Europe. We are also the UK’s largest transporter of scrap metal, carrying 900,000 tonnes per year.

Skills and resources to meet changing demand

We can be relied upon to transport metals where they are needed safely, efficiently and on time, using our large fleet of versatile wagons suitable for all types of raw material and finished metals. As well as dedicated trains working full-time for key customers, we have sufficient spare capacity to meet fluctuations in demand and to satisfy urgent requirements.  

Flexible services for all types and volumes of product

By offering a choice of full train (trainload) or part-train (wagonload) services, we offer you the ultimate flexibility to transport materials to their destination, regardless of quantity or type of product required for transport.

You can rest assured that however specialised your requirements, our experienced management team have the skills to devise a solution for you.

Tailored end-to-end supply chain solutions

Our sector specialists will work closely with you to develop an end-to-end supply chain solution that fulfils your every need. The services we provide can include loading and unloading, as well as technical support to devise engineering flows that optimise the efficiency of material movements.

We offer a 24-hour service throughout the UK and Europe, backed up by breakdown and recovery services to keep our trains running around the clock.

Why choose DB Cargo UK for metals rail haulage?

  • Europe-wide coverage and security of supply via a versatile train fleet
  • Unrivalled metals industry knowledge and expertise
  • Flexible 24-hour services including trainload and wagonload services
  • End-to-end supply chain solutions tailored to your requirements
  • Sustainable logistics solutions to protect the environment and achieve CO2 reduction targets
  • Dedicated around-the-clock customer service

 If you would like to know more about our rail freight services and how we can help you achieve your objective, contact us.

Sonia Hampton

+44 1302 575678