All Freight articles – Page 10

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    Metro Report International

    Freight tram-train to be tested in Karlsruhe

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials with a prototype freight tram or tram-train are to start in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area in 2022. The concept is being drawn up with a view to improving urban life by reducing road traffic and the emissions it generates. Known as ‘regioKArgo’, a ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou six-section Shen 24 electric locomotive for mining company China Shenhua Energy Co
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    28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled

    2020-08-04T08:16:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou line. Designated Shen ...

  • Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.
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    Class 90s support Freightliner decarbonisation objectives

    2020-08-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: As part of its strategy to decarbonise rail freight and operate longer trains, Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • Track access charges for freight trains will be waived until the end of this year and halved in 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    French freight access charges waived

    2020-07-30T10:53:00Z

    FRANCE: Track access charges for freight trains will be waived until the end of this year and halved in 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on July 27 Speaking after touring the Valenton intermodal terminal at Bonneuil-sur-Marne in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, Castex, who was ...

  • Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a battery shunting locomotive which Vale plans to use to reduce emissions from its rail operations
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    EMD Joule battery shunting locomotive under development

    2020-07-28T16:21:00Z

    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive which it hopes to make available to the global market in early 2021. The Caterpillar subsidiary is working with mining group Vale to develop the 100% electric locomotive, in a project which has brought ...

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    Bangladesh locomotive handover

    2020-07-28T13:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July 27. The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-27T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    News

    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    Saudi Railway Co signs 25-year freight agreement

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Sadara Chemical Co has signed a 25-year contract to use Saudi Railway Co as its primary means of transporting solid and liquid products as well as containers. The agreement covers the operation of two trains a day from the Sadara Chemical Campus to King ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-20T05:00:00Z

    Source: Pablo Solana Portugal’s Medway Transport Logistics has acquired a Class 269 semi-permanently coupled twin-unit locomotive for use between Madrid and València in Spain where it current operates Euro 4000 diesel locos. Loco 269.355 dates from 1984, and after being withdrawn by ...

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    Freight by passenger train pilot project funded

    2020-07-18T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use spare capacity on passenger trains to carry high value light goods such as pharmaceuticals and e-commerce deliveries. The SKr1m grant has been awarded under a programme which aims to facilitate ‘rapid and sustainable ...

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    Autonomous shunting to be tested

    2020-07-16T07:01:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Alstom, Lineas and ProRail have announced their intention to trial unattended autonomous shunting from early next year. The partners believe that this will be the first trial in Europe to use Grade of Automation 4 for shunting in freight yards. GoA4 is the highest ...

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    Badajoz freight terminal construction contract awarded

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded Sehuca Construcciones y Servicios, Martín Casillas and Comsa a €11·7m, 12-month contract to build an intermodal logistics terminal at Badajoz on the cross-border route to Elvas in Portugal. The project is the first phase of the Extremadura region’s Plataforma Logística del Suroeste ...

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    CER blueprint to increase rail’s role under EU Green Deal

    2020-07-15T09:07:00Z

    EUROPE: A clear timescale for the decarbonisation of European transport and a greater role for rail are the key objectives of a ‘green mobility blueprint’ put forward by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies.

  • A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg
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    Giant tent erected to handle port rail freight

    2020-07-15T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg to provide a covered space for handling weather-sensitive forest products such as pulp and paper rolls arriving by rail. The freight will be ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    News from the global rail freight sector

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    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment

    2020-07-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mike Bent JAPAN: JR Freight is to equip its fleet of 7 383 container wagons with a braking status monitoring system. This aims to eliminate the time-consuming need for staff to walk the length of every train and visually inspect each set of brakes ...

  • Dow plant at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
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    Watco to acquire rail assets at six Dow sites

    2020-07-10T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Chemical producer Dow has signed a definitive agreement to sell the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six of its US and Canadian sites to shortline group Watco. This includes all Dow-owned tracks and associated infrastructure at the Plaquemine and St Charles sites ...

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    Lithuanian freight operator launches Polish business

    2020-07-10T11:12:00Z

    POLAND: The Lithuanian state railway group’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Polish subsidiary to support its international expansion plans and is negotiating a joint venture with PKP Cargo to operate cross-border intermodal services. LTG Cargo Polska was granted a safety certificate by Polish authority ...