All Eurasian freight articles

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    InterRail opens Turkish subsidiary as alternative Eurasian freight routes gain momentum

    2022-08-16T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Swiss rail freight, rolling stock and container group InterRail has established a Turkish subsidiary, saying it sees great potential on trade routes linking western Europe, the CIS, Central Asia and China. It also wants to develop Turkey as a hub for transport from North Africa. ...

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    EBRD invests in Middle Corridor transit freight route

    2022-07-26T08:14:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is investing up to 50bn tenge to support national railway KTZ in the implementation of crisis response measures to cope with the after-effects of the pandemic and ‘ongoing geopolitical turmoil’. Measures include the reorganisation of transit freight operations ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives
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    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives

    2022-07-04T10:53:00Z

    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

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    LTG Cargo signs Kazakh co-operation agreements

    2022-06-22T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo has signed its first co-operation agreements in Kazakhstan, as part of its strategy of expanding, diversifying and developing routes between Asia and Europe which avoid Russia. A co-operation agreement with the KTZ Express intermodal subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s ...

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    Freight shippers call for rail reforms to encourage containerisation in Kazakhstan

    2022-06-14T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Freight forwarders, operators and wagon owners have called for reforms to facilitate the increased use of containers for domestic and international rail freight traffic. Following a recent rail industry meeting held in Almaty, logistics group PTC Holding said containerisation is a global trend, but is ...

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    Transhipment capacity doubles at Kazakh border rail terminal

    2022-05-25T09:16:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The second stage of the Dostyk TransTerminal container terminal at the break-of-gauge on Kazakhstan’s border with China has opened, doubling capacity.

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    Nurminen Logistics plans Trans-Caspian route as Russia office closes

    2022-03-18T11:55:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Finnish company Nurminen Logistics has closed its Russian office ‘for the time being’ and is developing a Trans-Caspian route from Asia to Europe as a result of ‘extensive changes in the operating environment’ since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Nurminen’s import and export operations in Russia ...

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    Azerbaijan: Developing a transit hub

    2022-02-23T09:00:00Z

    After years of declining freight traffic, Azerbaijan’s national railway ADY is seeking to revive its fortunes by focusing on its potential as a hub for transit freight between Asia and Europe. It is also increasing investment in passenger services around Baku. Toma Bačić explains.

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    Refrigerated goods from Japan to Europe by rail and sea

    2022-02-04T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism and FESCO have organised an initial delivery of refrigerated containers of Japanese cargo to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway. The containers containing food, beverages and pharmaceutical products requiring special transport conditions were shipped from Toyama ...

  • The development of a southern rail corridor between China and Europe via Central Asia, Iran and Turkey as an alternative to the established routes through Russia is facing substantial difficulties, a breakout session of the European Silk Road Summit heard
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    Politics and geography impede Central Asian rail freight corridors

    2022-01-27T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The development of a southern rail corridor between China and Europe via Central Asia, Iran and Turkey as an alternative to the established routes through Russia is facing substantial difficulties, a breakout session of the European Silk Road Summit heard. Andreas Schwilling, Senior Advisor at ...

  • Year-round ice-free access to north Russian ports and investments in the trans-Siberian rail corridor offer opportunities for the further development of rail freight, Yulia Kosolapova, Managing Director of RZD Logistics in Europe, told the European Silk R
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    Ice-free shipping route could open opportunities for rail

    2022-01-26T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Year-round ice-free access to north Russian ports and investments in the trans-Siberian rail corridor offer opportunities for the further development of rail freight, Yulia Kosolapova, Managing Director of RZD Logistics in Europe, told the European Silk Road Summit. She said the volume of inter-continental rail ...

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    Europe and China should co-ordinate to develop the New Silk Road

    2022-01-25T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The European freight sector needs to take a stronger role in the development of rail links with China in order to ensure that Eurasian rail connections can achieve their full potential, the European Silk Road Summit heard. David Aloia, Head of Shuttle Net North-East Europe ...

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    Work starts on Korean east coast connection

    2022-01-13T05:32:00Z

    ASIA: Work has started to complete the a coastal railway corridor along the east coast of the Korean peninsula, linking the rail networks of South and North Korea.

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    Metrans acquires Polish border freight terminal

    2022-01-07T13:25:00Z

    POLAND: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik’s intermodal freight business Metrans has acquired CL Europort and its Malaszewicze terminal, which is a hub for eastern European and Eurasian rail freight at the break of gauge on the border with Belarus. ‘Malaszewicze represents a bridge between the EU member ...

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    TCDD opens Kars logistics hub

    2021-12-01T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has formally opened its Kars logistics centre, created to serve the Baku – Tbilisi - Kars railway linking Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, which opened in October 2017.

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    SilkWay Transit orders Black Granite locomotives

    2021-10-18T13:35:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Freight operator SilkWay Transit has ordered 22 twin-section 2ES7 Black Granite electric locomotives from Sinara Transport Machines’ Ural Locomotives plant. The 8·8 MW locomotives with asynchronous traction motors are designed to haul heavy freight trains of up to 9 000 tonnes on AC electrified lines ...

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    International rail freight links boost Chinese cities

    2021-10-07T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The launch of rail freight services linking the Chengdu International Railway Port to destinations across Asia and Europe has helped the Qingbaijiang district of the city achieve ‘outstanding’ economic development, the local authority reports. Meanwhile the city of Wuhan has further expanded the range of ...

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    Eurasian rail freight growth is two years ahead of forecasts

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Transit traffic to and from China and Europe by rail is growing faster than predicted, with Alexey Grom, CEO of the largest operator UTLC ERA, reporting that the company is ‘two years ahead of our forecasts’ and expecting to see a further 20% growth in the rest of this ...

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    Finland Bridge links Vladivostok and Helsinki

    2021-08-02T11:53:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics, FESCO Transportation and Nurminen Logistics Services have launched a regular container service between Vladivostok and Vuosaari in Helsinki via the trans-Siberian route. The service has been branded Finland Bridge, and is expected to operate three or four times per month. ...

  • STM Type 13-6704 fast container wagon
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    Container wagon designed to offer seven day China – Europe transit time

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has unveiled a prototype wagon developed to meet Federal Freight Co’s requirements for transporting containerised high-margin goods between far eastern and European Russia at passenger trains speeds of 140 km/h. The Type 13-6704 wagon has a pair of three-axle bogies and other ...