All Freight articles

  • Freightliner Class 66
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Energy & Emissions Calculation tool to help optimise performance

    2021-07-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Funding has been awarded for the development of a low-cost tool allowing train operators and their customers estimate accurately the emissions produced by different traction, route and loading options in order to assess the benefits of modal shift to rail. Network Rail will also ...

  • tea train
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • New flat wagon PG-1 (2021)
    News

    Narrow gauge flat wagon launched

    2021-07-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Machine Building plant has introduced its PG-1 narrow gauge flat wagon for transporting track panels, rails, sleepers, wheeled and tracked vehicles, timber and other lengthy single-piece and bulk loads. Suitable for gauges between 750 and 1 067 mm, the ...

  • Elga-Trans TMH 3TE25K2M loco
    News

    Private operator takes delivery of three-section diesel locomotives

    2021-07-22T08:40:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first 3TE25K2M three-section main line freight diesel locomotives to be ordered by a private operator rather than by Russian Railways have been delivered from Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant. Six of the 9·3 MW locomotives were ordered in May by Elga-Trans, which operates the 321 ...

  • Stegosaurus
    Rail Business UK

    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway

    2021-07-20T11:05:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata ...

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opening
    News

    Standard gauge freight terminal opens in Lithuania

    2021-07-20T09:40:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opened to commercial freight traffic on July 19, with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė amongst the guests at a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a 1 435 mm gauge train loaded with containers and semi-trailers from the Netherlands. Work began in ...

  • Red snow crab
    News

    Red snow crabs by high speed train

    2021-07-19T08:07:00Z

    JAPAN: Red snow crabs and turban shells harvested along the coasts of Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures have been transported to Tokyo by high speed train as part of a campaign to promote domestic tourism in northern Tohoku. East Japan Railway’s Akita Shinkansen Komachi 16 ...

  • de-jadeweserport-landbridge-train
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-19T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.
    News

    Rail freight monitoring technology partnership launched

    2021-07-18T05:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Supply chain data analytics company Nexxiot and cargo monitoring technology specialist TransRail Innovation Group have announced a partnership to integrate TRIG’s sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network. TRIG’s digital sensors evaluate liquid cargo levels in real-time, monitor whether wagon handbrakes ...

  • cg-sapro-theloDB-contract-signing-obambi
    News

    DB joint venture to build Congolese iron ore line

    2021-07-16T18:04:00Z

    CONGO: Mining group Sapro has finalised an agreement with the Thelo DB joint venture for the construction and operation of a 412 km heavy haul railway to connect its Mayoko iron ore mine with the deepwater port of Pointe-Noire on the Atlantic coast.

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    News

    Chinese freight arrives in Hairatan

    2021-07-16T10:39:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: The first shipment of Chinese commercial and transit goods to arrive in the current solar year was delivered to the commercial port of Hairatan on July 11, having been moved by rail from Urumqi via Uzbekistan. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the train organised ...

  • Tshiuetin Rail Transportation train
    News

    Indigenous owned and operated railway to be modernised

    2021-07-15T13:18:00Z

    CANADA: A financing package for the modernisation of Canada’s first Indigenous owned and operated railway has been announced by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Canada Infrastructure Bank, Transport Canada and the government of Québec. Tshiuetin (‘North Wind’) has owned and operated the 217 km line from Emeril ...

  • Chernobyl railway reinstatement 2
    News

    Chernobyl exclusion zone railway rebuilt to serve storage facility

    2021-07-15T12:10:00Z

    UKRAINE: National nuclear energy company Energoatom has completed the 337m hryvnia rehabilitation of the 43 km out-of-use single track railway between Vilcha and Yaniv in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, connecting its Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility to the national rail network. ...

  • Nepal Railway passenger train
    News

    Cross-acceptance accord to boost Nepalese rail freight

    2021-07-14T07:00:00Z

    NEPAL: Rail freight movements between India and Nepal are set to increase following the signing of a cross-acceptance agreement as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy to enhance regional connectivity. The two countries have agreed to permit the international operation of wagons authorised by the ...

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    Freight operators concerned by ‘misguided’ competition Executive Order

    2021-07-12T12:21:00Z

    USA: Freight railroads have expressed concern about the implications of an Executive Order issued by President Biden on July 9 aimed at ‘promoting competition in the American economy’. The order calls on regulatory bodies to facilitate ‘robust’ competition and reduce monopoly power in various sectors ranging ...

  • CargoBeamer has opened a facility for transferring road semi-trailers to and from trains in Calais (Photo: Philippe Turpin/CargoBeamer).
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    CargoBeamer opens Calais intermodal terminal

    2021-07-12T11:31:00Z

    FRANCE: CargoBeamer has opened a facility for transferring road semi-trailers to and from trains in Calais. Close to the port and the Channel Tunnel, the terminal forms part of the company’s plan to develop a European network of transhipment facilities at important hubs to handle ‘hundreds ...

  • mz-unitrans-maputo-harare-train
    News

    Maputo – Harare logistics service launched

    2021-07-12T11:17:00Z

    AFRICA: Diversified logistics company Unitrans Africa has launched dedicated rail freight services between the Port of Maputo in Mozambique and three trading hubs at Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru in Zimbabwe.

  • Operail has converted a GE C36 locomotive to diesel and LNG dual-fuel operation (Photo: Raul Mee/Operail).
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    Operail unveils LNG freight locomotive

    2021-07-12T10:47:00Z

    ESTONIA: Operail has unveiled a General Electric C36 main line freight locomotive which it has converted to dual-fuel operation using natural gas as well as diesel. ‘It will help us reduce our fuel costs by 30%, and the machine emits 20% less carbon dioxide and ...

  • Karlsruhe regioKArgo freight tram (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
    Metro Report International

    Parcel tram software under development

    2021-07-12T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport IT specialist INIT has been selected to develop the booking, transport management, payment and shipment tracking system for the RegioKArgo freight tram demonstrator project in Karlsruhe. The project aims to assess the feasibility of urban deliveries using trams rather than lorries and ...

  • gb DB Cargo Class 67 HVO testing (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Freight operators set out polices needed for modal shift

    2021-07-12T08:55:00Z

    UK: ‘For too long the points have been unfairly set in favour of passenger train operators’, said DB Cargo UK CEO Andrea Rossi, when freight operators and the Rail Delivery Group set out the changes which they would like to see from government to support modal ...