All Freight articles

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    Aurizon agrees to buy OneRail Australia

    2021-10-22T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland based rail freight operator Aurizon has reached agreement to acquire One Rail Australia from funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management.

  • Green Cargo Golden Bullet 2 timber wagon
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    Golden Bullet 2.0 wagon unveiled

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘Wagons that seemed new and innovative a few years ago already feel dated. They pale in comparison’, said Johan Roswall, Roundwood Sales Executive at Green Cargo, as the operator announced the first customer for Golden Bullet 2.0, ‘the market’s most efficient timber wagon’. The wagon ...

  • STM 2ES7 Black Granite Electric Locomotive
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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 ...

  • KCS grain train at the Lansing terminal
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Pacific National orders UGL Evolution diesel locomotives

    2021-10-14T09:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Pacific National has awarded UGL a framework contract to design, manufacture and supply up to 123 C44 Evolution diesel locomotives, with a firm order for 50 in the first tranche.

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    Transnet to seek private operator for reopened link

    2021-10-12T13:45:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail is to invite bids for a concession to operate the 200 km Cookhouse – Blaney line in Eastern Cape, which was reopened for regular traffic on October 7.

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    Rail Business UK

    Construction ramps up at Mossend International Railfreight Park

    2021-10-12T04:00:00Z

    UK: Temporary tracks are being laid to facilitate construction of the Mossend International Railfreight Park to the east of Glasgow. The track being used has been recovered from Bedfordshire, and will be removed once construction is completed. ‘This represents a major milestone in the construction of ...

  • Elga-Trans TMH Bryansk 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-11T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Operail Stargate Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive impression
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    Diesel locomotives to be converted to hydrogen power

    2021-10-07T14:02:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail and technology company Stargate Hydrogen have signed a letter of intent for the conversion of diesel-electric shunting locomotives to fuel cell power. The project is to be undertaken in two phases, starting with the completion of a prototype by the end ...

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    Ballina – Waterford service signals IÉ freight revival

    2021-10-07T13:23:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics have formally launched a regular rail freight service between Ballina and Waterford, with a ceremony at the port of Waterford on September 29.

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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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    Automated brake test system development completed

    2021-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

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    High-rise wires reach Pipavav port

    2021-10-05T11:38:00Z

    INDIA: Western Railway has started electric operation of freight trains on its Bhavnagar division between Jodhpur and Pipavav, marking a significant milestone in the national electrification programme. Wired at a total cost of Rs2·9bn, the Surendranagar – Pipavav line is the first port feeder route in ...

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    Investment needed to roll out Digital Capacity Management

    2021-10-04T14:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Associations representing infrastructures managers and train operators have endorsed a joint call for EU funding to help roll out Digital Capacity Management to optimise the utilisation of the continent’s rail network for both freight and passenger traffic.

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    Gulf of Mexico train ferry enters service

    2021-10-04T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: The CG Railway joint venture of Genesee & Wyoming and SEACOR Holdings has taken delivery of two train ferries from China’s CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. Cherokee entered service between the USA and Mexico in September, and Mayan is scheduled to replace the current ...

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    ARTC awards Inland Rail missing link contract

    2021-10-04T10:57:00Z

     AUSTRALIA: Contracts have been awarded for a further section of the Inland Rail corridor, with project promoter ARTC selecting a Laing O’Rourke-led consortium to deliver civil works on the so-called ‘missing link’ between northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

  • Innofreight wagons
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-04T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Freight: Medway takes on the trucks

    2021-10-01T07:25:00Z

    Portuguese rail freight operator Medway was launched five years ago when MSC acquired the incumbent CP Carga. President Carlos Vasconcelos explains to Andre Pires  that electrification, longer trains and a focus on intermodal traffic are key to future Iberian rail freight growth.

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    Impact of the pandemic on rail remains ‘dire’, says CER

    2021-09-30T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The September update of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker shows signs of improvement for passenger train services, but none for freight and a worsening of the financial situation for infrastructure managers.

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    President Bolsonaro launches FICO construction

    2021-09-29T14:39:00Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the formal start of construction of the Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste has been held at Mara Rosa in Goiás state.