Topic: Railfreight

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
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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
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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
Chinese rail freight train to Europe. Licensed to London News Pictures. 18/01/2017. London, UK. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

Chinese rail freight slowed in December

China’s rail freight volume in December posted a year-on-year decline for the first time in 17 months, according to new government figures. It’s being seen as the latest sign that Beijing’s war on urban pollution is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Bank loan for Tunisian rail freight networks

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is loaning 160 million Euros to the Tunisian government to invest in two key rail networks. They are between the capital Tunis and Kasserine, on the border...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

150 years and counting for SBB Cargo’s beer train

SBB Cargo has renewed a remarkable 150-year agreement with Switzerland’s largest brewery Feldschlösschen to carry its beer shipments until 2021 and possibly beyond. Feldschlösschen Getränke AG, which produces numerous beers, sweet drinks and mineral waters, has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Deal signed to expand Trans-Caspian freight corridor

Multimodal operators on the ‘Middle Corridor’ Trans-Caspian international freight route (TITR) have signed a new agreement on expansion of the network. Representatives of the ports of Kazakhstan, including the Khorgos Gateway dry port on the Chinese...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy