Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail has halted shunting with hazardous substances at the Waalhaven yard in the Port of Rotterdam. After research last Friday it became clear that the fire extinguishing water facilities do not meet the safety requirements. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure reported this in a letter to the Parliament. Because the fire extinguishing facilities do not function...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

CMA CGM starts Rhine Valley Rail

CMA CGM Group has announced Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. The train connections are connected with CMA CGM’s deep-sea services. Operated in cooperation with TFG,...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train in Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Dostyk-Alashankou now handles 14 trains per day

The Kazakh-Chinese border crossing Dostyk-Alashankou has increased its handling capacity. In favourable weather conditions, 14 trains can cross on the Chinese side, while the broad gauge facility in Kazakhstan can handle 12 trains. Up till...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
DB Cargo container train, source: DB Cargo

DB Cargo could face massive job cuts

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is considering cutting off the DB Cargo freight division. A new saving round at the loss-making division could lead to the loss of 3000 jobs until 2030, reports Reuters news agency. The management...Read more
|Comment|author: John Verleijen

New director of Rail System at UIC

Marc Antoni resigns as UIC’s director of Rail System after five years of office. He is succeeded by the Frenchman Christian Chavanel. It is the second notable job shift at the international railway company this...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: Infrabel.be

‘SNCB and Infrabel should not be reunited’

The two Belgian state-owned railway companies, SNCB and Infrabel, may be joined into a single company. The first being a passenger railway firm while the other an infrastructure manager, the proposed union has sparked fierce...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New rail service Venlo-Sweden now operative

A direct rail freight service between Venlo in the Netherlands and Sweden was launched on 2 September. A dedicated blocktrain shuttles between the Dutch logistics hub and the Scandinavian cities of Malmö and Norrköping. They...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen