All Freight articles – Page 10

  • he TriesteRailPort project to enhance rail facilities at the Port of Trieste is to be financed with a €39m loan signed by the European Investment Bank on December 20 as well as €6·5m from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility.

    TriesteRailPort project allocated European funding


    ITALY: The TriesteRailPort project to enhance rail facilities at the Port of Trieste is to be financed with a €39m loan signed by the European Investment Bank on December 20 as well as €6·5m from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility. Trieste handles more than 10% of ...

  • SkyRights Holdings is seeking to partner with Class I railways to make their alignments available for use by drone delivery companies and for ‘urban air mobility’ applications (Photo: David Lustig)
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    Genesee & Wyoming acquisition completed


    INTERNATIONAL: The US$8·4bn acquisition of freight railway group Genesee Wyoming by affiliates of New York and Toronto listed global investor Brookfield Infrastructure and Singapore’s foreign reserves investor GIC has been completed. The US$112 per share deal had been announced in July. ‘This transaction ...

  • Western DFC trial train

    World rail freight news round-up


    Trial operation of a double-stack container train on the 306 km Rewari – Madar section of Indian’s Western Dedicated Freight Corridor was undertaken on December 27. Trials are being undertaken with prototype BLCS-A and BLCS-B double-stack container wagons with 25 tonne axleloads which have been ...

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    Chuanshan port freight line opens


    CHINA: The Chuanshan port freight line near Ningbo in Zhejiang province opened on December 26, running 29·3 km from Daqi station to Zhongzhai via Chuanshangang. The 31·5 km line to Beilun has also been electrified as part of the 4·1bn yuan project. Freight traffic on ...

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    Putin inaugurates Kerch Strait rail link


    EUROPE: The 18·1 km railway bridge across the Kerch Strait connecting Russia and Crimea was formally inaugurated by President Vladimir Putin on December 23.

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    St Louis operator selects operational testing software


    USA: Class III operator Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis has selected CloudMoyo’s Operational Testing System for implementation across its network to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. The OTS is part of CloudMoyo’s Rail Transportation Management suite. It uses advanced analytics to create configurable master test ...

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    Polish operator orders high-capacity flat wagons


    POLAND: Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type Sgmmns 1 435 mm gauge flat wagons for transporting heavy-duty containers. The Russian manufacturer said the wagons it had developed would differ from similar vehicles available on the European market. They ...

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    ‘Landmark’ $3·7bn deal paves way for passenger rail expansion in Virginia


    The Virginia Railway Express commuter rail service is operated under contract by Keolis. USA: The state of Virginia announced on December 19 that it had reached agreement to acquire more than 360 km of railway from Class I railroad CSX Corp for $3·7bn. Under ...

  • TXL locomotive in Leipzig terminal is now going to Sona

    World rail freight news round-up


    TX Logistik changed the Italian terminal of its Leipzig – Verona service from Quadrante Europa to Sommacampagna-Sona from December 15. ‘In Sommacampagna-Sona we are the sole customer for intermodal traffic’, said Norbert Rekers, Regional Director, Central Intermodal Europe. ‘We expect short waiting times and optimised parking ...

  • BLS Cargo has called for better co-ordination of engineering works on the trans-Alpine corridors.

    Freight coalition publishes Contingency Management handbook


    EUROPE: In a bid to avoid the widespread disruption to international rail traffic which occurred following the tunnel collapse at Rastatt in August 2017, and to provide greater resilience for commercially sensitive traffic, a coalition of rail freight operators and industry associations has put together a Contingency ...

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    Etihad Rail heads northeast as Package D awarded


    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded the fourth major contract for its Stage Two expansion programme to a joint venture of China Railway Construction Corp and local partner National Projects Construction. Valued at 4·6bn dinars, the Package D contract ...

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    Ukraine announces private freight haulage pilot project


    UKRAINE: The cabinet has approved plans for a pilot project which would allow private sector companies to haul freight trains on selected sections of the national network. On December 4 Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krikli said this could help address a shortage of locomotives at national ...

  • SBB Cargo service for Feldschlösschen

    World rail freight news round-up


    This month SBB Cargo began operating three trains from Feldschlösschen’s brewery at Rheinfelden to Thun, Rickenbach and Crissier. The Rickenbach route is only 40 km, the shortest distance over which Feldschlösschen has switched shipments from road to rail. A Sim Factor training simulator for ...

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    ERFA calls for state aid guidelines to be updated


    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association has called on the new European Commission to modernise the State Aid Guidelines for Railway Undertakings to take into account developments in the 11 years since the current guidelines were created. The organisation which represents new entrants to the freight ...

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    Rail associations welcome EU Green Deal proposals


    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have welcomed the transport sector proposals in the EU Green Deal package outlined by new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a plenary session of the European Parliament on December 11.

  • y Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power

    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel


    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

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    TransANT lightweight wagons for multiple bodies on test


    AUSTRIA: Testing is underway with TransANT modular wagons with exchangeable bodies which Rail Cargo Group has developed in conjunction with its customers. The wagons are available in lengths between 10 m and 21 m. The basic vehicle with no body can be used ...

  • UWC tank car for Polar Freight Company

    World rail freight news round-up


    United Wagon Co is to supply a second batch of 20 dump cars to BrIK by the end of 2020. The Type 32-6982-01 cars will be used to transportation and bulk and lump mineral cargoes for the mining and construction industries. Hector Rail and ...

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    RM Rail expands hopper wagon range


    RUSSIA: RM Rail’s Ruzkhimmash plant has developed a further four types of hopper wagon, taking its wagon range to 78 designs. The Type 19-1273 (-01) and 19-1274 (-01) are designed to carry mineral fertilisers or grain, with a corrosion-resistant internal protective coating making them suitable for ...