Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

These innovations hit the tracks in 2018

This year, several key players in the rail freight industry have launched innovative concepts; from bogies to wheelsets, from brakes to tank containers. While SBB Cargo is launching operations of its 5L Demonstrator, DB Cargo...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Siemens and Alstom light rail vehicle

New milestone in Siemens-Alstom merger

The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance (MINEFI) has granted German industrial group Siemens foreign investment clearance for the purpose of its merger with French rail manufacturer Alstom. The Ministry can restrict or prohibit...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
The new BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive. Photo: Bombardier

New Bombardier Traxx DC3 locomotive on the market

Bombardier Transportation officially presented its new Bombardier TRAXX DC3 locomotive at their Vado Ligure site in Italy. The manufacturer calls it the most innovative locomotives to enter the rail freight transportation market. A unique feature...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train Angola

Lower operatonal costs for Angolan rail freight

The three Angolan national railway companies Luanda, Benguela and Moçámedes Trains have announced a joined plan to reduce operative costs for the rail freight sector. Moreover, new services will be launched. Angola has recently revived its...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Locomotive in Hong Kong. Photo: Max Pixel

UPS adds Hong Kong to Eurasian railway service

Logistics UPS has launched a new Full Container Load (FCL) service between Duisburg in Germany and Hong Kong. The service is an extension of its existing railway connection between destinations in Germany and Poland to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen