Eurotunnel is launching FIRST, a new subscription service to give priority to trucks that want to hop on the rail freight shuttle to cross the Channel Tunnel between France and the UK. Companies applying for...Read more
Rail freight operators and commercial stakeholders have debated the future of international rail freight. A round table discussion was hosted by DB Cargo UK at its intermodal terminal in Barking, in the east of London....Read more
Tesco, Britain’s biggest grocery retailer says it has beaten supply chain issues by increasing its use of rail freight. The giant retailer has told markets it has not stopped yet and intends to increase its...Read more
Where does rail freight stand in the new UK-European relationship? No matter which side of the Channel, Brexit Transition is upon us. In Southampton and Seville, Cardiff and Cherbourg, Glasgow and Gelsenkirchen – the result...Read more
Lineas and GB Railfreight have extended their teamwork for another year. From the west coast of Europe to the west coast of Scotland, a frequent bulk flow from Antwerp to Irvine is guaranteed into its...Read more
Eurotunnel figures have taken a dive. Getlink, the operator of Eurotunnel, has reported a crash in their financial performance expectations, and told the stock markets to expect their earnings to be slashed. Not surprisingly, the...Read more
The Channel Tunnel between France and England will not close when the UK leaves the EU, but there will be changes to the administration. How might that affect rail freight? Will it be allez vert...Read more
Brittany Ferries intends to increase cooperation with the rail freight sector. The cross-Channel operator has announced plans for a ‘rail motorway’ from the English Channel port of Cherbourg to Bayonne-Mouguerre on the Atlantic coast, just...Read more
Overwhelming demand for freight shuttle transportation led to extensive delays for UK lorry traffic heading for the continent on Friday. While trains ran smoothly, the wait extended over the course of the day and only...Read more
Ports of Normandy wants to establish a combined transport terminal in the port of Cherbourg, in order to increase its importance as a cross-Channel port. Especially with the Brexit in sight, the French gateway feels...Read more
The right-wing Conservative Party has won a huge majority in the UK General Election, on the back of a clear manifest pledge to ‘Get Brexit Done’. The very real probability now is that the United...Read more
Channel Tunnel has seen an all-time record in freight traffic across the North Sea last month. While the English and the French have, on occasion, not seen eye to eye on matters of state, they...Read more
The European Union has granted a fund of just over 7 million Euros for the construction of a new rail-road terminal in the vicinity of Calais, the most important logistics hub between the United Kingdom...Read more
Eurotunnel is preparing to handle additional freight train services and building a new terminal for unaccompanied trailers. In doing this, it is gearing up for a no-deal scenario of the Brexit. Eurotunnel is responsible for...Read more
Channel Tunnel operator Getlink expects to achieve an Ebitda of 735 million Euros in 2022 despite a negative scenario after the Brexit. The group made these remarks after presenting its Q3 2018 results.
The company formerly...Read more
A new rail freight service through Channel Tunnel was launched, shuttling between London and Duisburg. From the German hub, it connects to other services running to Poland and eventually China.
Operated by GB Railfreight and Transfesa...Read more
The UK’s newest rail freight interchange, iPort Rail, will be open for business from January. Developers say this state-of-the-art 337-acre facility will transform the sector, with its size and capacity putting it in the top...Read more
A resurgence in freight traffic through the Channel Tunnel is down to improved security procedures aimed at preventing UK-bound migrants boarding moving trains, according to operator Eurotunnel.
It also says that in the context of the...Read more
Freight trains heading for the UK through the Channel Tunnel are to be scanned ‘on the move’ by customs officials using new technology designed to help detect smuggling. The 6.4 million Euros facility at Calais...Read more