All Freight articles – Page 2

  • Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses.
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    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive

    2020-07-08T13:24:00Z

    LITHUANIA·: National railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses. The full name remains Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, but with the ‘new, more patriotic’ abbreviation LTG rather than LG. ...

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    French regulators formalise co-operation ahead of market opening

    2020-07-07T15:43:00Z

    FRANCE: National transport regulator ART and rail safety authority EPSF have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in preparation for opening up of the domestic rail market to competition, the two organisations announced on July 7.

  • Captrain Stadler Euro 6000 locomotive impression
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    Launch customer orders Euro 6000 six-axle electric locomotives

    2020-07-07T10:29:00Z

    SPAIN: Captrain España has become the launch customer for Stadler’s Euro 6000 six-axle multi-system electric locomotive design, signing a framework contract with leasing company Alpha Trains for up to 21 locos. The contract announced on July 7 includes a firm order for an initial 11 locos ...

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    Kars Logistics Centre prepares to receive international rail freight

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The first train has run to the Kars Logistics Centre, which is being built to serve the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway connecting Turkey with Georgia and Azerbaijan. Full commercial operations are planned to begin by the end of the year. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-06T05:00:00Z

    Railroad Development Corp subsidiary Iowa Interstate Railroad opened a bridge over the Raccoon River in Booneville, Iowa, on June 30. Named after RDC executive William J Duggan, the structure west of Des Moines replaces a 119-year-old truss bridge. The Federal Railroad Administration funded half of ...

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    Trans-Servis orders food product tank wagons

    2020-07-05T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Trans-Servis has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant a contract to supply a batch of 15-6900-04 tank wagons designed for transporting food products such as molasses and vegetable oils. The wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a capacty of 56 m 3 or ...

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    New England’s Pan Am Railways up for sale

    2020-07-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: New England regional railroad Pan Am Railways has been put up for sale, with the private owners including majority shareholder Tim Mellon appointing BMO Financial Group to assist with the process.

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    Ballina – Waterford freight trains to resume

    2020-07-01T13:30:00Z

    IRELAND: Global logistics company XPO is preparing to launch a regular freight service between Ballina in the northwest and the port of Waterford in the southeast.

  • The German government has underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share
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    German government commits to rail at national summit

    2020-07-01T08:27:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share during a Rail Summit hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure in Berlin on June 30.

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    Akiem Astride tested in Croatia

    2020-06-30T08:37:00Z

    EUROPE: Hungarian freight operator CER Cargo has received certification to operate in Croatia using a modified Astride multi-system locomotive, which has been leased from Akiem for use on international services between Hungary and the ports of Koper and Rijeka.

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    PowerHaul locos arrive in Finland as Operail expands outside Estonia

    2020-06-29T11:20:00Z

    FINLAND: Wabtec announced on June 26 that the first two of nine broad gauge PowerHaul diesel locomotives had been delivered to the port of Hanko in Finland for use by the local arm of Estonian state-owned operator Operail. The 1 524 mm gauge locomotives are being ...

  • se-Green cargo woodchip Norway
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-29T06:47:00Z

    Green Cargo has renewed contracts with two industrial customers for the transport of wood chips and pulpwood from Norway to Sweden. The contract extensions take effect from December and will see Green Cargo move the commodities on alternate days. Trains in Norway are operated in ...

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    Iron Horse terminal opens

    2020-06-27T06:00:00Z

    USA: Following four years of development Iron Horse Terminals has fully opened its freight facility at Beaumont in the southeast Texas petrochemical region. The site, which is connected to Union Pacific and BNSF routes, has space for storing more than 1 300 wagons, a 30-wagon maintenance ...

  • Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules
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    Vandalised freight line reopened after six years

    2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules, which has been closed since August 2014 owing to cable theft and sabotage. Reopening is intended to improve the efficiency and reliability of trains serving customers in the mining and automotive sectors, supporting ...

  • Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives,
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    Lineas awards diesel locomotive overhaul contract

    2020-06-23T13:14:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives, to improve reliability, reduce operating costs and minimise downtime. The 4½-year agreement announced on June 23 covers a major overhaul with a predefined scope, plus ...

  • Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail
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    Dedicated logistics concept developed for China – Germany medical glove shipments

    2020-06-23T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail for the German government. A batch was also sent to Frankfurt by air. The 40 ft containers are fitted with GEOtags which enable live tracking via ...

  • UWC vans for Kuchukterminal
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-22T05:00:00Z

    United Wagon Co ’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has delivered 100 Type 11-6874 covered vans to Kuchukterminal , which now has a fleet of 220 vans with 25 tonne axleload Type 18-9855 bogies. UWC estimates that more than 5 000 life-expired vans are due to be removed from service ...

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    How the rail sector fought Covid-19

    2020-06-18T09:33:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways’ coronavirus task force has published its third document on the sector’s response to the crisis, focusing on how the rail industry fought Covid-19 during lockdown periods and looking at the mitigation measures put in place to stop the spread of ...

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    Modular multi-function wagons on test

    2020-06-17T14:51:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials have begun with a modular platform wagon that can be adapted for use with a variety of cargoes. In a joint development programme called M2, DB Cargo and wagon leasing group VTG have completed initial dynamic tests with the first vehicles and will now commence noise and static load testing.

  • The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced.
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    Average speed of Russian rail freight increases to 466 km/day

    2020-06-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced. For shipments over distances of more than 2 600 km the average speed ...