Topic: Uk

Making short haul freight pay dividends

Moving bulk tonnage over long distances has become the mainstay of modern rail freight, but one company has found a profitable niche in more traditional shorter trips. That is good for congestion, the environment and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

‘UK not serious about New Silk Road’

The UK is too distracted by European relations to take full advantage of overland trade opportunities. This was said by Henry Tillman, a London based Belt and Road specialist. “The British are currently failing to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Aerial Shot Gidea Park Track Renewal

Network Rail Commits to UK Freight

Although the rail system in the UK is mainly designed to serve passenger train operating companies,  infrastructure operator Network Rail has restated its commitment to the freight sector, just as environmental issues and climate change...Read more
|9 comments|author: Simon Walton
Freightliner jumbo train, source: Freightliner

Freightliner sets new haulage record in UK

British rail operator Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), has successfully hauled a train weighing 4,624 tonnes. It has become the heaviest jumbo train in the UK. The trial transportation of aggregate between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Brexit impacts UK intermodal activity in 2019

Domestic intermodal activity in the UK is expected to witness a decline this year due to uncertainty related to the Brexit. “While 2018 saw a notable growth in domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight, sentiment...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Intermodel locomotive DB Cargo UK

No rail tax increase in the UK

The UK government has decided to keep red diesel taxation at its current levels. Moreover, it decided not to remove the red diesel status for ancillary equipment. According to the freight and logistics interest group...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen