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A single waybill for both rail and ferry to China

It is a first in many regards: the multimodal connection between XI’an in Central China to Hamburg. Via Kaliningrad, partly by ferry and with a single CIM/SMGS waybill. “The train, which departein westward direction beginning...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Metrans opens new intermodal terminal near Berlin

Czech logistics company Metrans, a subsidiary of HHLA, has opened a new intermodal terminal in Königs Wusterhausen in the vicinity of Berlin. The facility was launched in partnership with LUTRA, operator of GVZ Schönefelder Kreuz...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Image: Port of Hamburg Authority

New direct rail connection Port of Hamburg-Singen

The Hamburg-based operator Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM) has launched a new direct rail connection between the Port of Hamburg in the north and Terminal Singen on the border with Switzerland. The railway service is operative per...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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

Beer train fuels record freight for Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg moved 46.4 million tonnes of rail freight in 2016, its largest ever annual haul, boosted by a new ‘beer train’ which offers other shippers a chance to benefit. Set against a general...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Eco-loco boosts Port of Hamburg rail capacity

Rail capacity at the Port of Hamburg is being strengthened with a second shunting locomotive put into operation by Metrans, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA). The new locomotive is powered by environmentally-friendly...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

New EU port rules open up rail market

New rail freight providers could gain a foothold into European port routes as a result of new rules formally adopted by the Council of the European Union. They are aimed not only at creating clearer...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy