Train traffic between China’s Hubei province and Europe has resumed. On Saturday morning, the first freight train departed from Wuhan since the outbreak of the corona virus in the Chinese city. Wuhan was considered as the epicenter of the outbreak of the coronavirus but has moved and is now concentrated in Europe and the United States. On board of the train...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
DB Cargo container train, source: DB Cargo

DB Cargo’s figures deep red in 2019

DB Cargo recorded a loss (EBIT) of 308 million euros last year. That was considerably higher than in 2018, when the deficit reached 190 million. DB Schenker did well last year. This is evident from...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom van Gurp

Russian Railways jumps in to battle coronavirus

Russian Railways has established a dedicated support unit to battle the coronavirus and ensure continuity of the rail freight operations. The unit is called Headquarters, and it willprovide operational support to shippers and  coordination to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New Silk Road SME resilience

The tide of the coronavirus is about to hit its peak in Europe. However, instead of waiting to get washed away, Bremen based New Silk Road Network says now is the time for businesses to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK Freight now priority by default 

It is a vital resource in the fight against coronavirus. Now, rail freight is running almost unhindered on the UK network. Metro services like the London Underground may still be running with significant loadings, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Image: Latvian Railways

Latvia’s electrification scheme cancelled

A large-scale project to electrify the railway network of Latvia has been cancelled due a continuing drop in rail freight volumes. The national railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels took this decision this week. The electrification project...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New intermodal record on Polish tracks

Despite the reduction of bulk volume, intermodal transportation on the Polish railway network is growing. In 2019 the overall rail freight traffic in the country decreased by 5.5 per cent while the intermodal sector set...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko