The Council of the European Union has formally accepted the latest recommendations for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), of which the European rail freight corridors are a key element.  Ministers from the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of the EU met in Brussels to consider how EU policy can continue to help implement sustainable transport systems where energy consumption is low,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Trans-Caspian route could see regular container train

A regular container train along the Trans-Caspian rail freight corridor towards Europe could be launched next year. The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) starts from south east Asia and China, and runs through Kazakhstan, by the...Read more
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Image: North Sea Port

Ghent and Zeeland ports seal the deal

North Sea Port is the name of the newly-merged Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port Company, which it is hoped will eventually have a dedicated cross-border rail freight link. A symbolic signing ceremony took place aboard a...Read more
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SAR freight train in Saudi Arabia - SAR

UIC leads cooperation on rail in Gulf states

The International Union of Railways has signed an agreement with the European Union’s rail agency and industry stakeholders to ‘deepen the cooperation’ on rail development across the Persian Gulf. A Memorandum of Understanding signed at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Rastatt: filling the tunnel with concrete - photo: DB AG / Thomas Niedermüller

DB Netz CEO regrets Rastatt effects

The head of German rail network manager DB Netz has expressed his ‘regret’ for the knock-on problems caused to rail freight stakeholders by this summer’s Rastatt landslip incident. CEO Frank Sennhenn told a summit of...Read more
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Poland rolling stock market set for revamp

Polish rail freight rolling stock manufacturers looking for ways to develop the market could yet form a capital group of at least three companies. A likely scenario is the strong involvement of the state as a...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy