Technology

First modular lightweight wagon on the market

Rail Cargo Group and voestalpine have launched TransANT, an innovation for the international rail freight market. TransANT is the first modular lightweight wagon in the rail freight industry, enabling different units adapted to customer needs...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Russian Railways tests new piggyback flatcar

Federal Freight, a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD), has performed a test delivery using the brand new piggyback flatcar of 13-5205 type. With the help of the new wagon, the railway operator delivered an articulated...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Freight train in Kazakhstan, source: Kazakhstan Railways

Kazakhstan Railways digitises freight service

Kazakhstan Railways has tested the electronic consignment note in freight transportation from China. The fully-fledged service will be available after concluding the respective interstate agreement between China and Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Railways is also introducing the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

Major boost Basf Antwerp for chemical industry

The investment wave in Antwerp’s chemical industry continues to surge. Basf Antwerp announced an investment of half a billion euros on Monday. This brings the investment volume in Antwerp’s chemical industry to more than five...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

DB Cargo wants intelligent fleet by 2020

DB Cargo is pushing ahead with the digitalisation of its wagon fleet. By 2020, the entire fleet of around 68,000 cars will be connected to the digital world. The company is investing millions in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SBB freight train, source: SBB Cargo International

SBB Cargo to plan railway in cloud

To plan, dispatch and deploy trains and staff, SBB Cargo uses the integrated standard solution IVU.rail from IT specialist IVU Traffic Technologies. The Swiss Federal Railways subsidiary is now planning in the IVU.cloud, too. SBB Cargo...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Kombiverkehr freight train, source: Kombiverkehr

Kombiverkehr launches app to trace freight trains

The Frankfurt-based logistics provider Kombiverkehr has launched a digital application called the Zug-Monitor. It allows the customers to trace the geographical location of freight trains. The implementation of the new solution is a part of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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