Rail Baltica. Photo credit: Rail Baltica Latvia

Rail Baltica Latvian tender underway

The tendering process is underway for technical designs of the first sections of the vital new Rail Baltica freight and passenger route in Latvia. Running from Tallinn in Estonia on the northern Baltic coast, down through...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Europe-Asia partnership expansion for DB Cargo

DB Cargo has stepped up its role in the New Silk Road revolution by increasing its share in the Trans-Eurasia Logistics (TEL) German/Russia partnership. The company was one of the first European freight operators to embrace...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Huge rise in 2017 freight for Eurasian alliance

Rail freight corridor alliance United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC) handled more than 2,000 container trains in 2017, a remarkable rise of 75 per cent on the previous year. Aroiund 175,000 TEUs were transported along the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Rail freight service for Aragon-Catalonia feed route

Spanish industrial group Samca has launched a rail freight service transporting grain between the northern region of Aragon and Tarragona Port in Catalonia. Samca, whose activities include mining, agriculture, energy, plastics, textiles and construction, manages the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: RZD

Test run success for Russia-Vietnam intermodal service

A Russia-to-Vietnam rail partnership has successfully tested a pilot intermodal service, marking a new international transport corridor.  RZD Logistics, the freight arm of Russian Railways, and its Vietnamese partner Rataco, ran the service between Vorsino Freight...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Transcaspian

Deal signed to expand Trans-Caspian freight corridor

Multimodal operators on the ‘Middle Corridor’ Trans-Caspian international freight route (TITR) have signed a new agreement on expansion of the network. Representatives of the ports of Kazakhstan, including the Khorgos Gateway dry port on the Chinese...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Book now for RailFreight Summit 2018

Influential rail freight industry leaders head the bill for the Silk Road Gateway Poland event, the first RailFreight summit taking place in Poland in March. Registration is also now open for those wanting to attend this...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Brenner Tunnel will pave the way for modal shift

Construction is well underway on the 55-kilometre Brenner Tunnel that will link Italy and Austria by 2027, and provide a major truck-to-train modal shift opportunity. It will be the world’s longest underground railway link when...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez

Germany speeds up 740-metre freight train network upgrades

Germany’s rail freight operators have welcomed the government’s planned acceleration of infrastructure upgrades to enable 740-metre long freight trains to operate across the network. The Federal Transport Ministry has given a positive assessment of measures necessary...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

Over 6,000 China-Europe freight trains since 2011

Freight trains between China and Europe have made more than 6,200 trips since this vital West-East trading corridor opened in 2011. The New Silk Road’s international cross-border rail network has connected 35 Chinese cities with 34...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy