Freightliner is an established, award-winning rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and the Middle East.
As a leading provider of intermodal and bulk freight haulage, with depots and terminals spread nationwide, Freightliner operates services across the entire UK rail network, moving over 770,000 containers per year, providing a safe, reliable and cost effective rail freight partnership.
With each freight train removing 76 Heavy Good Vehicles from the UK’s congested roads, Rail freight has a key role to play in meeting the government’s environmental targets with every tonne of freight moved by rail reducing CO2 emissions by 76% compared to road haulage.
Freightliner’s Coatbridge terminal is the busiest container terminal in Scotland. Every day the terminal handles overnight container trains serving the UK’s key deep sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton, London Gateway and Liverpool to ensure the best of Scotland’s products are transported to world markets. In addition to this, the terminal also handles two domestic container services to and from Daventry in the West Midlands loaded with goods for the rest of the UK and northern Europe.
Opened in 1968 on the site of a former coal yard, Coatbridge has become a vital hub for the movement of containers in Scotland, and plays a vital role in supporting Scotland’s exports by connecting Scottish businesses with markets all over the world. Around 25% of Scotland’s exports pass through Coatbridge.