55 block trains per week and 1,500 wagons in DB single wagonload network
Frankfurt am Main, 14 March 2016 - ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer, has once again entrusted DB Cargo with the execution of rail transports all across Europe.
The new contract is a multi-year contract covering a transport volume of a total of 42 million tonnes. With 55 block trains per week, DB Cargo transports ore, coke and chalk to the ArcelorMittal blast furnaces in Germany. In addition, the ArcelorMittal sites send 20 block trains per week to deliver the primary product hot strip and the finished product cold strip to industry costumers especially from automotive. Further 1,500 wagons run for ArcelorMittal in the single wagonload network of DB Cargo in Germany and Europe.
„We are glad to announce that the volume of our services for one of our largest customers ArcelorMittal has continuously increased over the past years“, says Andreas Busemann, Member of the DB Cargo Management Board for Sales. "The objective of our long-term partnership is to increase quality together, to raise efficiency and to attract new traffic on the environmentally-friendly railway.”
Yves Koeberlé, Vice President European Procurement Organisation at ArcelorMittal, comments: “Rail is a key transport mode for the steel industry as it is able to transport large volumes while reducing our transport environmental impact. This long term contract is further strengthening our cooperation with DB Cargo. It provides a common frame to enhance service quality and to roll out cost improvement projects.”