Topic: Railfreight

Freight wagons donated to rail training tunnel

Europe’s largest freight carrier DB Cargo has donated wagons to a regional firefighting school for what will be Germany’s first specialist rail training tunnel.  The freight operator is working with Thuringer State Fire Brigade and Civil...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Rail Baltica. Photo credit: Rail Baltica Latvia

Rail Baltica Latvian tender underway

The tendering process is underway for technical designs of the first sections of the vital new Rail Baltica freight and passenger route in Latvia. Running from Tallinn in Estonia on the northern Baltic coast, down through...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Europe-Asia partnership expansion for DB Cargo

DB Cargo has stepped up its role in the New Silk Road revolution by increasing its share in the Trans-Eurasia Logistics (TEL) German/Russia partnership. The company was one of the first European freight operators to embrace...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Saint-Gobain and SNCF test digital freight train

French rail operator SNCF and engineering firm Saint-Gobin say they have been successfully testing a pilot ‘digitised’ freight train between Dunkerque and Dieulouard. Test trains carrying raw materials to the Saint-Gobin plant in Dieulouard, which manufactures...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Antwerp Port Authority

Extra weekly Antwerp-Metz rail shuttle

The rail shuttle between the Port of Antwerp and Metz is increasing to two trips a week, says operator Multi-Modal Rail (MMR). It comes just a year after the service was introduced, and offers shippers extra...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Huge rise in 2017 freight for Eurasian alliance

Rail freight corridor alliance United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC) handled more than 2,000 container trains in 2017, a remarkable rise of 75 per cent on the previous year. Aroiund 175,000 TEUs were transported along the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: DB Cargo

Modified engines cut DB Cargo’s fuel consumption

One of Europea’s biggest rail freight operators, DB Cargo, is cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with a modified engine management system The freight subsidiary of German’s national train operator Deutsche Bahn says it has tuned...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Rail freight service for Aragon-Catalonia feed route

Spanish industrial group Samca has launched a rail freight service transporting grain between the northern region of Aragon and Tarragona Port in Catalonia. Samca, whose activities include mining, agriculture, energy, plastics, textiles and construction, manages the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: RZD

Test run success for Russia-Vietnam intermodal service

A Russia-to-Vietnam rail partnership has successfully tested a pilot intermodal service, marking a new international transport corridor.  RZD Logistics, the freight arm of Russian Railways, and its Vietnamese partner Rataco, ran the service between Vorsino Freight...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Wascosa

Wascosa adds 200 more wagons to fleet

Swiss wagon leasing firm Wascosa has bought the fleet of Hamburg-based Kurt Nitzer KG. It includes about 200 chemical and pressurized gas tank cars. This latest deal follows Wascosa’s recent purchase of a further 1,700 wagons...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy