All Freight articles – Page 3

  • UWC's box cars for Locotrans
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-15T05:00:00Z

    Oil refiner Slavneft-Yanos has ordered a batch of Type 15-6913 molten sulphur tank wagons for delivery from United Wagon Co ’s Tikhvin plant in late October. Australian Rail Track Corp has started work on a 300 m extension to Mount Murray ...

  • Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT.
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    Ancala to acquire Hector Rail from EQT

    2020-06-12T13:30:00Z

    SWEDEN: Mid-market investment manager Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT. The transaction announced on June 12 is expected to be completed in Q3 2020. Stockholm-based Hector Rail was founded in 2004 ...

  • Regional services on rural lines are to be operated under the TER PROXI brand. (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    Co-operative group seeks to launch Lyon – Bordeaux open access service from 2022

    2020-06-12T05:30:00Z

    FRANCE: Nascent open access operator Railcoop lodged a formal application with the Autorité de Régulation des Transports on June 9 to launch a Bordeaux – Lyon inter-city service using the conventional route via Périgueux and Montluçon. Photo: Christophe Masse A direct Lyon - Bordeaux service could ...

  • in-WR-double-stack-freight
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    Indian Railways starts double-stack electric operation

    2020-06-11T13:19:00Z

    INDIA: Regular operation of electrically-hauled double-stack container trains on the Indian Railways network began on June 10, with the start of electric haulage on the 272 km Palanpur – Botad section of the Western Railway. IR began exploring the feasibility of running double-stack ...

  • Hupac Bustoarsizio terminal
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    Coronavirus crisis offers lessons for rail freight policy

    2020-06-11T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association says lessons about the key success factors for rail freight can be learned from the significant improvement in performance which has occurred as a direct consequence of the drastic reduction in passenger traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. Shippers have long ...

  • GB Railfreight container train
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight to lease more intermodal wagons

    2020-06-10T14:44:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has signed a contract to lease a further 52 WH Davis Ecofret2 three-section container wagons from VTG Rail UK. The announcement on June 10 follows a previous agreement covering 32 Ecofret2 wagon sets, which are due to enter service in 2020-21. Ecofret ...

  • Plans to relaunch the rail freight business are now being finalised in preparation for formal presentation to the government by the end of this month.
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    Alliance targets doubling of freight market share

    2020-06-09T12:13:00Z

    FRANCE: Plans to relaunch the rail freight business are now being finalised in preparation for formal presentation to the government by the end of this month. Drawn up by the Fret Ferroviaire Français du Futur alliance (4F), the proposals aim to double rail’s share of the freight ...

  • br Paulista map
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    Rumo signs Paulista railway concession

    2020-06-08T11:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: National land transportation agency ANTT and the Ministry of Infrastructure have signed the long-awaited extension of Rumo Logística’s concession to manage and operate the Paulista network. The concession covers 1 463 km of 1 600 mm gauge route, 243 km of 1 000 mm ...

  • in-milk tank
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-08T05:00:00Z

    The first two of four CZ Loko Effishunter 1000 locomotives ordered by Slovenia’s SŽ-Tovorni Promet in January 2019 were delivered on June 3. They are quieter and 24% more powerful than the operator’s existing shunting locos, and meet Euro Stage IIIB emission standards. A single Effishunter ...

  • Lineas low res
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    Lineas announces barge replacement train services

    2020-06-06T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: To facilitate a shift of freight from barge to rail at a time when water levels in the River Rhein are at their lowest in five years, Lineas is to increase its services and capacity on the corridor over the summer period from June 15. ...

  • ca-cmqr-fortress
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    Canadian Pacific completes Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition

    2020-06-04T16:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Canadian Pacific formally completed its acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway on June 3, with the takeover of the railway’s US business.

  • eu-db-ice-brussels-midi-CJ-180916
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    Associations emphasise importance of public transport in tackling climate change

    2020-06-04T14:06:00Z

    EUROPE: The International Union of Railways, International Association of Public Transport and European railway suppliers’ association UNIFE have called for ‘a new sense of urgency’ in developing a more sustainable transport mix, arguing that decision makers need to look beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath and not forget that ‘the rising danger’ of climate change ‘has not stopped during the crisis’.

  • carborail-loco
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    Carbo Rail becomes Retrack Slovakia

    2020-06-04T12:57:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: VTG Rail Logistics has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in freight operator Carbo Rail following regulatory approval of the transaction which had been announced in February. Bratislava-based Carbo Rail was formed in November 2016 through the merger of Carbosped and Rail Sped, and ...

  • us-NS-train39Q-johnstown
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    NS streamlines strategic planning as Scheib steps down

    2020-06-03T15:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has announced a number of organisational changes following the departure of Executive Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer John Scheib on June 1.

  • Concept design of new ferry in the Sounds- design credit OSK Shiptech
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    KiwiRail to order two train ferries

    2020-06-02T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has issued a request for proposals for its next generation of train ferries for the Wellington to Picton route linking the road and rail networks of the North Island and South Island. The two new ships ‘represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the ...

  • wascosa-tanpps-wagon
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Wascosa has taken delivery of the last of 404 Type Tanpps fertiliser wagons ordered from Waggonbau Niesky for use by K+S. United Wagon Co is to supply 25 Tyoe 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons to freight forwarding company RS-Trans, which bought ...

  • Siemens Trainguard ETCS
    Rail Business UK

    Freight locomotive ETCS design contract awarded

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded DB ESG a contract to undertake design work for the first-in-class installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment on Class 47, 57, 59 and 60 freight locomotives. This forms part of Network Rail’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme, and follow successful progress ...

  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has approved plans to acquire 33 km of railway between Healdsburg and the Mendocino-Sonoma County line from the North Coast Rail Authority
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    SMART to acquire freight operations

    2020-05-28T12:31:00Z

    USA: The board of California’s North Bay area commuter rail operator Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has approved plans to acquire 33 km of railway between Healdsburg and the Mendocino-Sonoma County line from the North Coast Rail Authority, which the state is to dissolve, and the purchase of ...

  • ceva-Pallet_Truck_High
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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia

    2020-05-28T06:25:00Z

    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

  • Duisburg (Photo DB).
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    Freight innovation funding applications invited

    2020-05-28T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure has invited applications for funding of projects designed to improve the economics and efficiency of rail freight. Proposals should relate to digitalisation, automation and vehicle technology, and applications should be made via the Federal Railway Office ...