Wincanton and Malcoom’s have developed a rail freight solution for Britvic that will take as many as fifty trucks a day off UK roads, and reduce CO2 emissions by 3,285 tonnes per year.
Currently in its trial phase, the rail route will replace daily road journeys moving an average one million bottles of Britvic products from the UK midlands to Scotland.
Consignments originating from production sites in Norwich, Beckton, Rugby, Widford, Leeds and Huddersfield will be consolidated at the Daventry rail depot ahead of transportation to Grangemouth and Mossend.
According to Wincanton’s managing director Gordon Scott, all the space on the train in both directions is used
Britvic’s logistics director Clive Hooper points out that rail project not only cuts fuel costs, but also improves transport efficiency whilst reducing the company’s environmental impact.