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DB Schenker Rail UK secures Drax Power Station coal delivery contract

Doncaster’s DB Schenker Rail UK have secured a new contract to deliver coal to Drax Power Station as a result of excellent service reliability and customer communication.

Having started on April 1st, the three year deal will involve the main supply routes of Immingham and Kellingley, and there is also the potential for additional North East supplementary routes.

DB Schenker Rail UK has delivered approximately 45% of the Drax coal contract since 2011, but the new contract will enable the rail freight haulier to deliver the vast majority of coal to the power station.

Mark Fernandez, acting head of sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. At DB Schenker Rail UK we place a huge amount of importance on building solid partnerships with our customers.

“Drax has recognised that we have a team of experts in the industry focused on delivering excellence for their business. For example, our customer satisfaction surveys have allowed us to act on feedback from Drax in order for us to continue to deliver reliability and sustainable supply chain solutions to meet their needs.”

In addition to the new contract, DB Schenker Rail UK is already contracted to supply up to 80% of Drax’s biomass requirement.

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