Topic: Digitalisation

DB Cargo and Siemens team up for digital railways

DB Cargo has launched a centralised platform for all digital services. It is called link2rail and is provided by Siemens Digital Logistics. The system resonates with the digital integration of their freight car fleet, which...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

EU considers single window for rail freight

After implementing the Maritime Single Window, the European Commission is considering to extend it to the rail freight sector. This move could be set in a new transport strategy that is currently being developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Four ways to speed up trains on the New Silk Road

The rail freight traffic between China and Europe is growing year by year. The logistics companies compete for every customer and every container. Therefore, they are constantly improving their service. What measures are they doing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Freight train in Kazakhstan, source: Kazakhstan Railways

Kazakhstan Railways digitises freight service

Kazakhstan Railways has tested the electronic consignment note in freight transportation from China. The fully-fledged service will be available after concluding the respective interstate agreement between China and Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Railways is also introducing the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

DB Cargo wants intelligent fleet by 2020

DB Cargo is pushing ahead with the digitalisation of its wagon fleet. By 2020, the entire fleet of around 68,000 cars will be connected to the digital world. The company is investing millions in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Kombiverkehr freight train, source: Kombiverkehr

Kombiverkehr launches app to trace freight trains

The Frankfurt-based logistics provider Kombiverkehr has launched a digital application called the Zug-Monitor. It allows the customers to trace the geographical location of freight trains. The implementation of the new solution is a part of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Kalmar's RTG

New digital terminal solution in the pipeline

Kalmar and Ukkoverkot have signed a two-year cooperation agreement with Nokia to design, build and operate a private LTE network. This digital environment will be available for terminals that want to innovate their operations. LTE...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

UNIFE calls for European platform on rail digitalisation

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) considers digitalisation inevitable for the rail sector development. To support and facilitate the process, the European Commission should establish a coordinated approach towards digital technologies, prepare a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Noah's train

A decade further and still the same obstacles

The Rail Freight Forward initiative and European legislative framework could offer lessons to help railways and decision-makers around the world achieve the climate change targets agreed at the recent COP24 summit in Katowice, believes Jürgen...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen