Arcapita acquired the entire issued share capital of Freightliner Group Ltd in July 2008. Freightliner is a UK rail logistics company, moving containers and heavy goods between ports and inland distribution hubs. Based in London, Freightliner was privatized from British Rail in May 1996 via a management buyout backed by the previous owners. Freightliner has four main operating subsidiaries: Freightliner Intermodal, the largest inland hauler of deep-sea maritime containers in the UK; Freightliner Heavy Haul, transporting coal, aggregates, cement and petroleum; Freightliner International, currently operating in Poland and Australia; and Freightliner Maintenance, the company’s in-house provider of fueling and maintenance services. Freightliner was sold by Arcapita to US based international owner of freight railroads Genesee & Wyoming Inc in 2015.

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