Topic: Rail freight

Today in RailFreight Live: a UK special

New research shows rail freight is levelling up Britain’s economy and cutting emissions across the country. The Value of Rail Freight report, from the Rail Delivery Group, says total economic and social benefits of rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Why rail could do more at North Sea Port

Ever since MSC announced to open a depot at North Sea Port, the phone has been ringing non-stop at Vlaeynatie, the company that is to facilitate the depot at Terneuzen. “Other shipping companies are now...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Intermodality as a low-carb diet for Europe

“Europe needs a low-carb diet”. This was one of the statements made at the European Intermodal Summit 2020. It doesn’t refer to an actual nutritional value. Instead, it was used by Hupac’s CEO Michail Stahlut to...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

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

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A freight train at a red signal, source: Network Rail

Faster freight pledge from Network Rail

Getting more freight onto the UK’s railways and off the UK’s roads, is dependent on making schedules more reliable, says Network Rail, the agency responsible for infrastructure capacity. Easier said than done says everyone else. Network...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

2019: the year of a much-needed reboot

Today is the last day of the year 2019, a good moment to look back at a very interesting year for rail freight in Europe. Four industry leaders look back, and share their ambitions for...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen