DB Schenker launches new service to transport granite aggregate in the UK

DB Schenker Rail UK has launched its first services from Burngullow in Cornwall to London, transporting eco-friendly materials for the construction industry. The service will carry aggregates to DB Schenker Rail UK’s construction hub in Stratford on behalf of London based S.Walsh & Sons.

Over the last 18 months DB Schenker Rail UK has worked with Imerys Minerals, a producer of mineral products like china clay, and construction solutions provider S.Walsh & Sons to develop a cost-effective means to transport the materials. The service will primarily be transporting granite aggregate.

David Fletcher, Head of Construction Sales for DB Schenker Rail UK said, “This is the first time that S.Walsh & Sons has used rail transport and we are delighted to be working with them to transfer the product to London where it can be used by the construction industry. As the leading supplier of rail services to the construction sector this is an exciting and eco-friendly project that we are proud to be part of.’’

Westley Pickup, Commercial Director at S.Walsh & Sons said, “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Imerys Minerals and DB Schenker Rail UK in promoting the use of secondary granite aggregate for construction in Greater London. The partnership has helped to realise the potential of this material for construction projects, which will support the economy in Cornwall in the future.”