Topic: Railfreight

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
Image: Deutsche Bahn AG / Oliver Lang DB beschleunigt Lärmschutz im Güterverkehr

DB Cargo fleet will be ‘quiet’ by 2020

The entire freight car fleet of Germany’s DB Cargo will quite literally be the ‘smartest’ in the land by 2020 with cutting-edge telematics and sensors. A multi-million Euros investment will see some 70,000 wagons be digitised...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: courtesy EWS/Lineas

Lineas and EWS join forces to bust the wood bugs

A specialist ‘bug-busting’ treatment is ensuring that Lineas Intermodal’s wood-laden trains bound for China are arriving clean and customer-ready. The Belgian rail freight operator has joined forces with eco-friendly pest control specialists EWS Group to open...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: courtesy Forth Ports

P&O freight berth boosts Tilbury’s rail plans

The overhaul of rail freight operations at the Port of Tilbury, London’s main trading port, has been boosted further with a planned new purpose-built river freight berth. P&O Ferries has reached an agreement with the port’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: iPort Rail

UK’s new iPort rail hub receives first train

Britain’s newest inland rail freight hub, the 337-acre iPort Rail in north east England, has welcomed its first train. With storage capacity for 1,500 TEUs and a reach stacker operation with a 115-tonne front axle load,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

EU invests in key Eastern Europe rail projects

Rail freight will be the beneficiary of nearly two billion Euros of funding into strategic rail links in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The first project will see the European Union’s Cohesion Fund provide 1.3 billion Euros...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy