Technology

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
Siemens-made Smartron locomotive, source: Siemens Mobility

New order for Smartron freight locomotives

Siemens Mobility has received a new order for 25 Smartron electric locomotives specially developed in accordance with the requirements of the German rail freight market. The deal was concluded with Paribus Holding, a Hamburg-based investment...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vectron Dual Mode locomotive, source: Siemens Mobility

Vectron Dual Mode locomotive completed

Siemens Mobility has accomplished the manufacture of the first Vectron Dual Mode locomotive. The vehicle will be capable to use both electric energy and diesel fuel. The Dual Mode locomotive was designed and developed primarily...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Wiencont

Google Glass to check containers at Wiencont

The Austrian hinterland terminal Wiencont will test the use of Google Glass this year to check incoming containers. Normally this work is done manually by taking pictures of all the elements that need to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
UWC's flat car (40 ft model 13-6851-05)

UWC delivered 60 heavyweight flatcars to Transcontainer

Research and production corporation United Wagon Company (UWC) has completed the delivery of sixty flatcars on bogies with enhanced axle load to Transcontainer. The cars are intended to carry heavyweight containers. Transcontainer received 30 model 13-6851-05...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen