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Freightliner honored as 'Rail Freight Operator of the Year'

G&W UK/Europe Region Intermodal Commercial Director Clive Slayford (center) accepts Freightliner's award for Rail Freight Operator of the Year at the 2019 Global Freight Awards, flanked by Peter Livey (left) and comedian Tom Allen, host (right).
Photo – Business Wire


Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) subsidiary Freightliner was named Rail Freight Operator of the Year at the 2019 Global Freight Awards, the United Kingdom's awards program that recognizes freight-sector excellence.

Freightliner has received the award 12 times since the "readers' vote" was introduced in 2005.

"As the award is voted by our customers, we are delighted they continue to recognize our commitment to service excellence," said Gary Long, chief executive officer of G&W's UK/Europe region, in a press release. "G&W’s UK organization is in the midst of an exciting investment program, both in technology and rolling stock, that will further improve operational performance and bring even better service to our customers in the future.”

Freightliner sister company Pentalver Transport, a container logistics provider, was shortlisted in the "Road Haulier of the Year" category, G&W officials said.

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