INTERVIEWThe transport of semi-trailers in Germany is growing rapidly. According to Eugen Truschkin, senior manager logistics consulting at DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, semi-trailers are leading the modal shift in the country. The deployment of...Read more
Intermodal transportation is frequently described as a cornerstone for the green transition. The rail sector uses it as a flagship concept in terms of sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness to long-distance trucking and sea transport. Yet,...Read more
The Polish Office of Rail Transport (UTK) has published the figures for 2021 concerning intermodal rail service for both domestic and international transport. Intermodal rail service in Poland grew between 2020 and 2021 in both...Read more
Terminal Vest in Oradea, Romania, is on the set of expansion due to increased intermodal demand between the region and western Europe. The almost tripled roundtrips offered by the terminal and the addition of new...Read more
Domestic intermodal traffic in Hungary grew by more than 13 per cent in 2021 compared to 2020. Trends show that it will expand more in the coming years, says the Association of Hungarian Logistics Service...Read more
Belgrade’s Pancevo dry port terminal will be part of Hupac’s network starting from 2 March. The intermodal operator lays eyes on the Serbian rail freight market that will serve with one weekly roundtrip for a...Read more
Girteka Logistics, a traditionally road and truck logistics company, sees its rail freight division growing. The company’s intermodal activity increased significantly during 2021. With over 16,100 fully-loaded trailers travelling on rail tracks with Girteka, the...Read more
Latvian Railways have released a long-term development strategy making clear that rail will be the backbone of the country’s transport sector. The Baltic country’s approach includes several projects; however, it does not leave much space...Read more
Polish intermodal operators still face substantial problems when it comes to terminal capacity. A report from the Polish Road Transport Institute Foundation (PITD) found that limited terminal capacity remains the most significant issue for Poland’s...Read more
Spain is not utilising rail freight’s full potential. Despite sufficient infrastructure, the share of the goods transport market is still pretty low and could grow more. What factors hinder further expansion, and what solutions can...Read more
The Connecting Europe Express has reached Paris, its final destination, after travelling for 36 days and crossing 26 countries and 33 borders. The emblematic initiative to celebrate the European Year of Rail has been unanimously...Read more
The shift2030 initiative claims to have launched the tool that will allow more shippers and logistics service providers to turn to rail freight. The MATCH2RAIL platform aims to provide visibility to customers who are currently...Read more
The first half of 2021 is very positive for Hupac. The Swiss-based company achieved a 14,5 per cent increase in traffic volumes compared to the previous year. The company managed to close the corona gap...Read more
TX Logistic upgrades its intermodal service between Kaldenkirchen in Germany and Malmö in Sweden. From 5 July, the service will run with five roundtrips per week. The train will run via Padborg and Copenhagen before...Read more
VTG and Nexxiot are testing a kingpin monitor for semi-trailers on pocket wagons. The safety solution comprises a sensor application that will enable checking semi-trailers during the loading procedure on railcars. Additionally, it will allow...Read more
Next year will be the starting point for the use of longer trains in Hupac’s transalpine routes. A standard train length of 690 metres via Luino in Italy and 625 metres via Chiasso in Switzerland...Read more
After some complete suspension periods, Rail Cargo Group’s Rolling Road (ROLA) service between Wörgl in Austria and Trento in Northern Italy is getting back on tracks with six weekly roundtrips. Travelling through the Trans-Alpine Brenner...Read more
A concerted effort to promote intermodality is key to increasing competitiveness and cutting carbon emissions, says a new transatlantic rail and road alliance.
The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) joined forces with its stateside...Read more
A Russia-to-Vietnam rail partnership has successfully tested a pilot intermodal service, marking a new international transport corridor.
RZD Logistics, the freight arm of Russian Railways, and its Vietnamese partner Rataco, ran the service between Vorsino Freight...Read more
A rise in intermodal rail business last year by Italian operator, Contship Italia Group, came against the backdrop of an overall fall in freight volumes for the group.
Some good performances were achieved at Contship’s flagship...Read more
Turkish-based intermodal specialist Ekol Logistics plans to increase the frequency of its Scandinavia-bound train cargoes after opening a new division in Sweden.
Ekol Nordics marks another major step for the company which already operates across Europe,...Read more