Topic: Rail freight

Freight traffic between Casablanca-Marrakesh. Photo credit: Moroccan national railway operator ONCF

Double track for railway Casablanca-Marrakesh

The Moroccan government has started the construction of a second track on part of the Casablanca-Marrakesh railway line, after the African Development Bank (AfDB) had granted it a 95.2 million Euros loan in 2016. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Renfe freight train

Renfe Mercancías cuts losses by 46.5 per cent

Renfe Mercancías, the rail freight subsidiary of  Spanish National Railway Company Renfe, witnessed a significant improvement of business results in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year. The company reported...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Chinese rail freight train to Europe. Licensed to London News Pictures. 18/01/2017. London, UK. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

New rail freight link China-Russia launched

A new freight train service between China and Europe started last week, linking the north-western Chinese province of Qinghai with the European part of Russia. The connection is to enhance the competitiveness of local goods...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Train on the Silk Road

New rail freight service Warsaw-Ganzhou

A new freight train service linking Warsaw with Ganzhou was launched last week. It is one of many new links between Europe and China, but among the first linking eastern China’s Jiangxi Province with the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Aurizon multimodal train in Queensland. Photo credit: Luke Cossins

Aurizon exits intermodal freight businesses

Australian’s largest rail freight company Aurizon has announced to sell its intermodal freight business in Queensland, as well as cease its interstate intermodal freight operations. Binding agreements for the sale have been made with Linfox...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
First steel train in new facility London Thamesport, operated by DB Cargo UK for Tata Steel. Photo credit: DB Cargo UK

First steel train at London Thamesport

Last Friday, the first steel train arrived at the new facility of  London Thamesport. The train was operated by DB Cargo UK, carrying a shipment for Tata Steel. “Proud to have taken the first ever...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: Hector Rail

LKAB signs haulage contract with Hector Rail

The Swedish mining company LKAB has signed a new haulage contract with freight logistics supplier Hector Rail for the period of five years. The contract will be effective from December 2017. Hector Rail is an important...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen