Freightliner Group Limited is a rail freight and logistics company, founded in 1995 and now operating in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Australia.
It is the second largest rail freight operator in the UK, after DB Schenker Rail (UK).
The origins of the Freightliner concept go back to the mid-1960s with British Rail under Richard Beeching.
As part of its modernisation and rationalisation programme, British Rail began moving freight using ISO containers on flat wagons between a series of dedicated inland terminals, using gantry cranes for transshipment between road and rail.
Although initially intended for domestic freight, this was soon overtaken by freight between deep-sea ports, such as Southampton Maritime and inland distribution terminals associated with centres of manufacturing or population, such as Birmingham Lawley Street.