German rail freight heavyweight DB Cargo has signed a deal with Siemens to help ensure it delivers on its ambitious locomotive fleet digitalisation programme. The company says it has made ‘substantial progress’ with the project, as it moves towards its stated goal of fitting 2,000 locomotives with new diagnostic technology by 2020. Already nearly 1,000 of its hi-tech locomotives, which are...Read more
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YXE Chinese rail opens new Duisport office

Rail links between Duisport and the Chinese hub of Yiwu are being strengthened with the opening of Chinese operator YXE International’s Duisburg office. YXE International Container Train has been operating regularly between Yiwu and Duisburg since...Read more
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‘Lord of the Rails’ is star of the show

A Lord of the Rings-inspired promotional film which makes rail freight the star of the show is the latest marketing innovation of Austrian-based multimodal operator the LTE Group. With a Bombardier Traxx AC3 taking the starring...Read more
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Double deal success for Green Cargo

Nordic rail freight operator Green Cargo is toasting a double success after signing a deal with manufacturer Softronic for a pair of powerful Transmontana Co-Co locomotives, and renewing a domestic agreement with Real Rail Sweden. With...Read more
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Shunting locomotive at the Ludwigshafen KTL terminal, Photographer: Markus Heimbach

Kombiverkehr welcomes German rail freight Masterplan

Germany’s Kombiverkehr has welcomed the newly-published national Masterplan for Rail Freight, which outlines the future for the country’s rail cargo infrastructure, and also called for greater commitment at international level. Established in 1969, Kombiverkehr is an...Read more
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