Topic: Rail freight

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
Image: DB Cargo

UK partners convert coal hoppers for aggregates

Britain’s biggest rail freight operator, DB Cargo UK, is utilising the growing demand for rail movement of aggregates by converting more than 100 coal hoppers into new state-of-the-art aggregate hopper wagons. The conversion programme is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: JSC RZD Logistics

Sweet expansion for Russia-China temperature trains

The perennial consumer favourites of chocolate and confectionery are inspiring a new expansion by JSC RZD Logistics of its regfrigerated container service for goods requiring special temperature controls. Part of a framework initiated by the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy