The European Council has proposed to facilitate the completion of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) by speeding up permit-granting procedures. It also wants to clarify the procedures of permit granting and public procurement. The Council made these announcements on Monday 9 December. It has also changed the legal nature of the proposal from a regulation to a directive. This should guarantee the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
PKP operated locomotive. Photo: Pixabay

ERFA: State Aid Guidelines are outdated

The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) wants the State Aid Guidelines for Railway Undertakings revised. The set of standards must be modernised, to take into consideration developments in the rail freight sector over the past...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

China Railway strikes down in Duisburg

China Rail Container Transport, which belongs to China State Railway Group, has established a subsidiary in Germany with an office in Duisburg. It thereby emphasises the importance of Duisburg for rail freight traffic between Europe...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Who do you call for the New Silk Road?

A call for co-ordination, made at the recent European Silk Road Summit in Venlo, the Netherlands, brought to mind a classic problem for international trade with continental Europe. As Henry Kissinger once said, “If I...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

50th Siemens Vector MS on the way to Poland

Polish railway operator Laude Smart Intermodal has ordered its first Vector MS locomotive from Siemens. The contract was considered a milestone, as it marked the 50th locomotive of this type on the Polish market and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

TransContainer gets new shareholder

TransContainer, the largest rail freight service provider in Russia, has been transferred to a new main shareholder. The company’s major stake previously held by Russian Railways (RZD) was purchased at the auction by another logistics...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
DB Schenker train

DB Schenker goes Caucasian and Central Asian

DB Schenker is setting up eight new country organisations in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, foreseeing enormous development prospects in this area. Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be added...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen