In certain ways, rail freight seems to be less clean and sustainable as assumed. Diesel as well as electric locomotives emit much higher CO2 levels than expected. This was concluded in a research of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).  An example is the diesel locomotive operated for shunting purposes in ports. More than 75 per cent of these...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom van Gurp
Richard Griffiths, Silk Road Summit Poland

The Western End of the New Silk Road

Do not just look at the New Silk Road from a western perspective, plead Richard T. Griffiths, one of the speakers at the Silk Road Summit in Poland last week. “Europe must settle its own...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
DB Cargo locomotive. Photo credit: Alf van Beem

New mixed train shuttle Bavaria-Ludwigshafen

DB Cargo BTT, the chemical and dangerous goods logistics provider of DB Cargo, has launched a new railway line between Ludwigshafen and Burghausen. The three-weeky service is ran by a ‘mixed train’, consisting of a...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Russian diesel locomotive 2TE10M-2766 with freight train from Russia to China

New railway line China-Mongolia

A new rail link has been launched between the Port of Caofeidian in the north of China and the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The new rail freight service was officially opened by the government of...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Bombardier finalises social programme job cuts

Bombardier Transportation has completed its negotiations with the employee representation regarding the cut of 2,200 jobs by 2020. Along with the reconciliation of interests, a redundancy package and a volunteer programme have been agreed. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen