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  • fi-fenniarail-czloko
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • ru UWC grain hopper wagons
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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs

    2020-09-19T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...

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    Warszawa – Vilnius passenger service to launch next year

    2020-09-18T11:04:00Z

    EUROPE: A letter of intent for the launch of a Warszawa – Vilnius passenger service was signed by the Lithuanian national railway’s passenger business LTG Link and its Polish counterpart PKP Intercity on September 17. The service is expected to start in late 2021, offering a ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers

    2020-09-17T11:26:00Z

    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 ...

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    Inland Rail first phase completed

    2020-09-17T04:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Celebrations were held at Peak Hill in the central west of New South Wales on September 15 to mark completion of the first section of the 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia
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    Making it easier for the chemical industry to shift to rail

    2020-09-16T10:58:00Z

    BELGIUM: A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia on September 15. The initiatives have been developed under ...

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    Ethiopian avocados exported by train

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

    ETHIOPIA: Avocados for export to Europe have been transported by rail for the first time, with a pilot refrigerated consignment of 24 tonnes of fruit travelling 750 km from Modjo Dry Port to Djibouti for onward delivery by sea. The shipment was ...

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    Katie Farmer to head BNSF

    2020-09-15T10:11:00Z

    BNSF has named Kathryn M Farmer as its next President & Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1 2021.

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    East Swanson rail terminal agreed

    2020-09-15T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Port of Melbourne has reached agreement with Patrick Terminals to develop a rail terminal at Swanson Dock East as part of plans to boost the proportion of the port’s throughput moving by rail.

  • CZ Loko
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • UWC box cars for RailSpetsTrans
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    RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons

    2020-09-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021. The Type 11-6874 covered van was developed by UWC’s All-Union Research Development Centre for Transportation Technology ...

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    Freight: Unlocking access to Australia’s largest port

    2020-09-11T12:56:00Z

    Despite surging growth in in recent years, the port of Melbourne remains heavily reliant on road haulage, causing major impacts in the nearby city centre. So the state government and port operator are redoubling efforts to shift more freight to rail after a number of false starts. John Kirk reports.

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.
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    Modular wagon concept launched

    2020-09-09T13:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m 2 ...

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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe

    2020-09-09T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

  • DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives
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    DB Cargo awards framework agreement for 400 electro-diesel locos

    2020-09-08T11:16:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, which would be delivered in a number of variants to meet the national freight operator’s particular needs. Siemens Mobility said the agreement announced ...

  • uz Navoi Mining & Metallurgical TMH Bryansk 2TE25KM
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    Diesel locos delivered to Uzbek mining company

    2020-09-08T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: TMH Bryansk has delivered two 2TE25KM twin-section main line freight locomotives to Navoi Mining Metallurgical Combinat. The twin-section diesel locomotives are capable of hauling 6 000 tonne trains, which is expected to significantly reduce transport costs for the gold and uranium mining company. ...

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    ÖBB and Voestalpine joint venture to commercialise innovative wagon design

    2020-09-07T10:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Technische Services and Voestalpine Stahl have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture and market a range of lightweight modular freight wagons under the TransANT brand.

  • Cargounit locomotive handover
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-07T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    X-ray train inspection systems ordered for US border crossings

    2020-09-04T11:08:00Z

    USA: The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs Border Protection agency has awarded Smiths Detection a framework contract for the supply of X-ray scanners for use at railway checkpoints on the borders with Canada and Mexico. The side-view high-energy X-ray inspection scanners will be used ...

  • au NSW Tamworth Intermodal announcement
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    Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line funding announced

    2020-09-04T08:48:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has announced A$28m of funding for the Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line to reinstate a section of non-operational railway between West Tamworth and Barraba. This will provide a rail route to a planned intermodal facility at Westdale near Tamworth. Construction ...