PKP Cargo, EU’s second largest rail freight operator, has ordered 31 electric six-axle locomotives from Newag, a Polish rolling stock manufacturer. 24 vehicles will be a dual-system while the remaining seven units will be equipped with a diesel access module. The new deal is a part of the company’s strategy to modernise its fleet. The contract between PKP Cargo and Newag...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Intermodel locomotive DB Cargo UK

DB Cargo UK finds a permanent way to stay

A massive track attack by Britain’s biggest largest rail freight company. That is the promise from DB Cargo UK, as the freight operator lays down new rails at three of its most important depots in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim

Dutch operator Multi Modal Rail has launched a new container rail service between Rotterdam and the French town of Ottmarsheim. Starting with one round trip per week, the shuttle connection is expected to expand to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Afghan train to China is a fact

The first rail freight service between China and Afghanistan has officially been launched. A train loaded with Afghan export goods arrives in China this week. It is destined for the eastern province of Jiangxi and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: ProRail.nl

Extra terminal on Betuweroute open in 2024

The additional rail terminal on the Dutch Betuweroute at Valburg will be constructed, but without  cooperation of the Dutch European Rail Terminal (Dert) consortium. The province of Gelderland made this announcement according to sister publication...Read more
|Comment|author: Rob Mackor
Rail freight at the Cabooter Group terminal in Venlo. Photo: Cabooter Group

Venlo host to European Silk Road Summit 2019

While China, Russia and Kazakhstan are ambitiously developing the New Silk Road, Europe is equally important, as it is the other side of the transport chain. Large logistics hubs have understood this and taken position...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Russian container train near Lake Baikal, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

‘We want to create a high-flying rail sector’

Two European railcar rental companies – Ermewa SA and GATX – have joined forces in the “Aero-Ferro Benchmark” project. This new research alliance addresses a key question: What can rail freight transportation learn from the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

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, fourteen trains can cross on the Chinese side, while the broad gauge facility in Kazakhstan can handle twelve 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