With the constitution of the new European Parliament Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee, a new legislative period kicks in. Two independent rail company groups, ERFA and ALLRAIL, submitted their wish list of changes and improvements that must be done to the rail sector and infrastructure if freight and passenger traffic is to grow. ERFA (European Rail Freight Association) represents the rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Popular greentech solutions on the train to China

Dutch agriculture and green technology is in high demand in China. From water tanks, irrigation systems to greenhouse cooling systems; they are imported from the Netherlands. Recently, the transport is also carried out by train....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Wine, illustrative

‘China has tea, France has wine’

A bonded warehouse for the distribution of wine in the Chinese province of Hubai was opened last month. The warehouse is situated in Wuhan, an important hub on the New Silk Road. The wine comes...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Hungarian railway. Photo: Maxpixel

Chengdu-Budapest linked by direct line

A rail freight service between Chengdu in China and Budapest in Hungary has been established. The new China-Europe express train left the Chinese hub on Friday 9 August and is expected to arrive fifteen days...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Kolyadichi intermodal terminal, source: Belintertrans

Belarus to build new intermodal terminal

In 2020 Belarusian Railway will start the construction of a new intermodal terminal for handling products transported between China and the EU. It will be located at the Great Stone Industrial Park, a joint Chinese-Belarusian...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Kijfhoek classification yard, source: ProRail

Works at Kijfhoek classification yard delayed

The launch of maintenance works at the Dutch Kijfhoek classification yard scheduled for last week, from 1 to 4 August, was delayed for an unknown time. ProRail, the Dutch rail infrastructure manager, and contractor Swietelsky...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Terminal Schavemaker in Kąty Wrocławski. Photo: Schavemaker

UK customs declaration in Wroclaw, Poland

Customers putting their cargo on the train in Wroclaw, Poland to the Dutch port of Moerdijk now do their customs declarations for export to the UK before getting onboard. This is thanks to a membership...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freightliner jumbo train, source: Freightliner

Freightliner sets new haulage record in UK

British rail operator Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), has successfully hauled a train weighing 4,624 tonnes. It has become the heaviest jumbo train in the UK. The trial transportation of aggregate between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko