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FREIGHT BUSINESS JOURNAL ISSUE 8 2014 www.fj-online.com


France: Dunkerque for Paris - and London too? p.20 NEWS


Another gain for London Gateway


IAG offers new simpler service


3 14 Scandinavia: Have the Swedes overcooked things? p.28


Young forwarder title goes to South Africa


12 Copyright Eurotunnel


A new name through the Channel Tunnel


Logistics specialist John G Russell and Eurotunnel’s GB Railfreight and Europorte France subsidiaries are cooperating on a new container service between Lille and Barking via the Tunnel and the high speed line. The three partners ran their first service on 3 November between Lille’s Dourges terminal to Russell’s Barking site in East London, operated by two ‘Class 92’ electric locomotives purchased by GBRf from Europorte earlier this year. The train left Dourges at 17.34, arriving at Calais Frethun at 19.32,


leaving from there at 23.20 and arriving at Barking International Rail Freight Terminal on 4 November at 00.17 local time. The return service departs Barking at 04.15, arriving back in Dourges at 11am.


GBRf will act as a ‘hook-and haul’ traction supplier between Frethun and Barking five times per week. Services will be


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operated on behalf of Glasgow-based John G Russell customers, 2XL and Novatrans for three years and will carry products for Procter & Gamble and other manufacturers. GBRf managing director, John Smith, procurement of


said: “Following the 16 Class 92s back in February, it’s been the


company’s aim to move into the international market, supporting trade links between the UK and the European mainland. This contract is a sign that we are heading in the right direction. In addition, the utilisation of class 92s on the HS1 line further supports our commitment to sustainable freight transport.” John G Russell director Kenneth Russell, said: “This is the very


first short distance train to cross the Channel and I’m delighted with the way it’s gone. I’d like to thank all the parties involved, especially


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