A ongoing blockade of rail tracks in Mexico’s Michoacan State is being coordinated by the Mexican Trade Union of Teachers (CNTE). This rail infrastructure is essential for supplying, via the port of Lazaro Cardenas, steel mills in Michoacan and General Motors´ automotive factory in the State of Mexico. The teachers have been claiming for delays in the payments of salaries for...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez

Saint-Gobain and SNCF test digital freight train

French rail operator SNCF and engineering firm Saint-Gobin say they have been successfully testing a pilot ‘digitised’ freight train between Dunkerque and Dieulouard. Test trains carrying raw materials to the Saint-Gobin plant in Dieulouard, which manufactures...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Antwerp Port Authority

Extra weekly Antwerp-Metz rail shuttle

The rail shuttle between the Port of Antwerp and Metz is increasing to two trips a week, says operator Multi-Modal Rail (MMR). It comes just a year after the service was introduced, and offers shippers extra...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: UTLC.com

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
Image: DB Cargo

Modified engines cut DB Cargo’s fuel consumption

One of Europea’s biggest rail freight operators, DB Cargo, is cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with a modified engine management system The freight subsidiary of German’s national train operator Deutsche Bahn says it has tuned...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy