Technology

Kalmar's RTG

New digital terminal solution in the pipeline

Kalmar and Ukkoverkot have signed a two-year cooperation agreement with Nokia to design, build and operate a private LTE network. This digital environment will be available for terminals that want to innovate their operations. LTE...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
HybridShunter 400 locomotive, source: CZ Loko

Czech company develops hybrid shunting locomotive

Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ Loko has developed the HybridShunter 400 locomotive. It is the first hybrid vehicle in the company’s portfolio. The locomotive is able to operate on a diesel engine and batteries. The two-axle...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
5L Demonstrator

SBB: 5L demonstrator successful so far

SBB has carried out the first evaluation of the 5L demonstrator, the innovative freight train consisting of various new technologies. The train consisting of 16 wagons has been on the Swiss rail network since June...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Atlas Alstom ERTMS solution. Photo: Alstom

New CEF facility created for funding ERTMS

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank have launched the new CEF Transport Blending Facility, which is a financial instrument to support projects such as ERTMS. With an initial budget of 200 million Euros...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

BASF opens new research centre Ludwigshafen

BASF officially opened a new research center at the heart of the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, close to the famous Ammonia Lab. This new pilot plant facility for catalyst and process development will be operated...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Rail Freight Award goes to RailApp

Innovations from five different countries underscore the international character of the RailTech Innovation Awards 2019. These were presented on Tuesday evening in the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht. Jury chairman Rolf Dollevoet presented the seven prizes after...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train in Switzerland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Next step toward paperless freight traffic Europe

A next step towards paperless rail freight transport in Europe has been taken. On 12 March, the European Parliament proposed a new regulation for the digitalisation of electronic freight transport information. In simpler terms, this...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen