A leader in innovation in the rail freight market, Freightliner Group Limited employs over 1,900 people across a range of roles from train drivers, terminal operators, HGV drivers and engineers to administration and management positions. Previously part of British Rail, Freightliner was privatised in 1996 and has been one of the success stories of privatisation enabling international expansion in to Poland and Australia.
Freightliner Group includes a number of divisions. Freightliner Ltd is the UK's largest haulier of maritime containers, transporting boxes that enter the UK via the ports of Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury, Thamesport and Seaforth to inland distribution centres. We also own and operate eight inland terminals to transfer the containers from rail to road, and operate a road fleet for final delivery to our customers' premises.
Freightliner Heavy Haul transports bulk freight such as aggregates and construction materials, cement, waste, and oil as well as coal from mines and ports to power stations. We also have a maintenance and engineering division Freightliner Maintenance which is responsible for Freightliner's fleet of locomotives and various wagons. We have recently expanded into Poland, where we operate bulk rail freight services in the coal and aggregates markets, and now Australia where we work with one of the world's leading mining companies