Topic: Rail-freight

PKP has launched a new route to China

Polish railway company PKP Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa (PKP LHS) has launched a new route to China. Running a trial, a container train has departed from Euroterminal in Slawkow, and it will continue its journey on...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Mexican rail freight landscape

‘Mexican rail freight sector lacks competition’

Mexico’s Antitrust Commission Cofece has concluded that there is a lack of competition in the national rail freight sector in a recently initiated investigation. “There are no real competition conditions in the rail freight sector, which...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Stpehen Stokes, apprecentice at Network Rail. Photo: Network Rail

New rail freight apprentice opportunities

In the UK, an international freight forwarding apprenticeship is currently being developed. Moreover, the British infrastructure manager Network Rail announced it is seeking to recruit seven engineers of the future from Wales and Borders to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: SBB

SBB to restructure, 800 employees lose job

SBB Cargo, the rail freight subsidiary of Swiss Federal Railways will restructure its business operations over the next five years, as it suffered a loss of 31.8 million Euros in 2017. A stark decline in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SNCF twin coal wagon

ERFA welcomes French railway reform

The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) is positive about the ongoing discussions regarding far-reaching reforms of the French National Railways (SNCF). It believes that France is well on its way towards a policy supporting a...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen