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    St Petersburg – Kaliningrad passenger service proposed

    2020-11-27T11:57:00Z

    EUROPE: The possibility of launching a passenger service linking St Petersburg with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on a route running via Latvia has been discussed by national railways RZD and Latvijas Dzelzceļš. ‘Over the past year, Latvijas Dzelzceļš has been paying a lot of attention ...

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    Minister promises help to double freight market share

    2020-11-26T15:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Rail freight will receive the support it needs to become ‘more competitive, more productive and more reliable’, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari promised delegates at a virtual seminar of regional rail freight operators.

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    Chemical company deploys railway operations management platform

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Chemical company Arkema has selected Everysens to digitalise the management of its European railway operations which include a fleet of 500 wagons. The Everysens modular software-as-a-service platform integrates real-time sensor data from leasing companies Ermewa, VTG, Atir-Rail, Millet and Wascosa to provide arrival time ...

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets

    2020-11-25T15:57:00Z

    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

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    TransNamib locomotive acquisitions to support a doubling of freight traffic

    2020-11-25T05:00:00Z

    NAMBIA: National railway TransNamib is aiming to double the volume of freight which it moves, CEO Johny Smith told a recent Transport Events online conference. TransNamib currently carries 1·6 million tonnes of freight per year across various commodity groups, and Smith said it was looking to ...

  • ‘Despite the current challenges surrounding Covid-19, it is an exciting time for the rail freight sector, as more businesses look to move their goods off of the roads and onto the rail network’, said Sime
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Group’s role has never been more important says new Chair

    2020-11-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Rail Freight Group board has elected Neil Sime, Managing Director of Victa Railfreight, as Chair for the coming year. He succeeds Ken Russell, Director at John G Russell. Andrew Harston, Regional Director for Wales Short Sea Ports at ...

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö
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    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

  • cn CRRC Tangshan train for Double 11 traffic
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals.
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    CFL Cargo orders locomotives designed to cross borders ‘as easily as a lorry’

    2020-11-18T16:54:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals. The order announced on November 18 covers a total of 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives, including five with last mile ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
    Rail Business UK

    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed ...

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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract

    2020-11-16T12:40:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-11-16T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
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    Pacific Harbor Line to test EMD Joule battery locomotive

    2020-11-13T16:03:00Z

    USA: Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from the second half of 2021. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF ...

  • Jaguar has acquired Marion Industrial Center, a logistics services company founded in 1975 by Ted Graham in Marion, Ohio
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    Jaguar buys short lines

    2020-11-13T12:00:00Z

    USA: Jaguar Transport Holdings has acquired five short line railways and a construction and maintenance company from The Western Group. The acquisitions which came into effect on November 1 cover the: Cimarron Valley Railroad in southwest Kansas, northern Oklahoma, and eastern Colorado; ...

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    Narrabri – North Star upgrading contract signed

    2020-11-10T12:23:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: An A$650m contract for the next phase of the Inland Rail corridor has been signed by Australian Rail Track Corp and the Trans4m Rail joint venture.

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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract

    2020-11-10T10:11:00Z

    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

  • PKP Cargo sugar container
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-11-09T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    Updated 2021 edition of RID dangerous goods regulation published

    2020-11-08T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The 2021 edition of the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail is now available on the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail website, and also in print. The latest version of RID enters into force on January 1 2021, replacing ...

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    Railgo to test tank wagons

    2020-11-07T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases. Railgo is one of the 10 ...

  • UIC container train at Odesa
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    HHLA launches Ukrainian container train operator

    2020-11-06T11:03:00Z

    UKRAINE: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has established Ukrainian Intermodal Co to offer container transport by rail from the port of Odesa to inland destinations.