Topic: Db-cargo

A containertrain on the 'Nord-Süd-Strecke' in Germany

Germany still best performing country in trade logistics

The World Bank has released its aggregated Logistics Performance Index (LPI), an interactive benchmarking tool evaluating the logistics performance of 167 countries. Germany ranked the best performing country in the field of trade logistics. The aggrevated...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

These innovations hit the tracks in 2018

This year, several key players in the rail freight industry have launched innovative concepts; from bogies to wheelsets, from brakes to tank containers. While SBB Cargo is launching operations of its 5L Demonstrator, DB Cargo...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
Image: Deutsche Bahn AG / Oliver Lang DB beschleunigt Lärmschutz im Güterverkehr

DB Cargo fleet will be ‘quiet’ by 2020

The entire freight car fleet of Germany’s DB Cargo will quite literally be the ‘smartest’ in the land by 2020 with cutting-edge telematics and sensors. A multi-million Euros investment will see some 70,000 wagons be digitised...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Freight wagons donated to rail training tunnel

Europe’s largest freight carrier DB Cargo has donated wagons to a regional firefighting school for what will be Germany’s first specialist rail training tunnel.  The freight operator is working with Thuringer State Fire Brigade and Civil...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Europe-Asia partnership expansion for DB Cargo

DB Cargo has stepped up its role in the New Silk Road revolution by increasing its share in the Trans-Eurasia Logistics (TEL) German/Russia partnership. The company was one of the first European freight operators to embrace...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

DB Cargo increases noise protection for residents

German’s national operator Deutsche Bahn and freight subsidiary DB Cargo will this year begin testing noise protection technologies for both mobile and stationary devices. It’s the latest step in a concerted drive to reduce noise...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
A containertrain on the 'Nord-Süd-Strecke' in Germany

Germany speeds up 740-metre freight train network upgrades

Germany’s rail freight operators have welcomed the government’s planned acceleration of infrastructure upgrades to enable 740-metre long freight trains to operate across the network. The Federal Transport Ministry has given a positive assessment of measures necessary...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy